Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 85.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Liberia, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 19.0 years longer


In Liberia, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Liberia, 9.9% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 27.2 times more money


Liberia has a GDP per capita of $1,400, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 44.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Liberia, 54.1% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liberia, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Liberia, approximately 725.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Liberia, the literacy rate is 47.6%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 93.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Liberia, approximately 52.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 77.5% less children


In Liberia, there are approximately 38.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Liberia, 10% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 8.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Liberia, approximately 7.3% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 32.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Liberia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 46.4% more on education


Liberia spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 13.1 times more coastline


Liberia has a total of 579 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 Liberia? 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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