Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Sweden instead of Italy, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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