Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.8 years longer


In Kiribati, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 56.7% less likely to be obese


In Kiribati, 46.0% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 19.1 times more money


Kiribati has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 63.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Kiribati, 30.6% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 95.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kiribati, approximately 90.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 89.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kiribati, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 59.4% fewer children


In Kiribati, there are approximately 21.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Kiribati, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Kiribati, approximately 13.7% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 49.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kiribati, approximately 67% of people have improved drinking water access (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 6.6 times more coastline


Kiribati has a total of 1,143 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

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.

How big is Italy compared to Kiribati? 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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