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

Economy

make 34.0% more money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 40.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 49.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

pay a 17.0% higher top tax rate

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1% as of 2016.

Life

be 18.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Italy, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 44.0% more children

In Italy, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 23.9% more likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education

Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 57.7% less coastline

Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Skatteverket.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.
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