Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Italy, you would:
live 4.2 years less
In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Poland, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 16.1% more likely to be obese
In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Poland, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.
be 56.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Poland, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.
be 41.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Poland, however, that number is 17.6% as of 2015.
pay a 34.4% lower top tax rate
Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 22.5% less money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $29,600 as of 2017.
be 34.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Italy, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Poland, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
spend 21.1% more on education
Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 94.2% less coastline
Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Poland: At a glance
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