Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Slovenia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

be 40.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

be 53.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Slovenia, however, that number is 13.9%.

Life

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

be 18.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 23.2% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Slovenia, about 75.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% more on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Slovenia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.4% less coastline


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

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.

How big is Slovenia compared to Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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