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

Health

live 3.5 years less

In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese

In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 12.8% lower top tax rate

Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

make 11.0% less money

Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 85.7% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 15.1% more children

In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 68.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Japan, approximately 1.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.1% less likely to have internet access

In Japan, approximately 84.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 74.5% less coastline

Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.


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

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.
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