If you lived in Slovenia instead of Italy, you would:


be 22.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 9.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Slovenia, that number is 7.6% as of 2019.

be 40.3% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Italy, 20.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Slovenia, however, that number is 12.0% as of 2018.


be 51.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Italy, approximately 3.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 1.5 children do as of 2022.

have 19.4% more children

In Italy, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Slovenia, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Slovenia, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 24.3% more likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Slovenia, about 87.0% do as of 2020.


spend 14.0% more on education

Italy spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Slovenia spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


see 99.4% less coastline

Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.
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