Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.6 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 38.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 63.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 4.9 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 55.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 69.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 50.9% fewer children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 83.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 84.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.3 times more coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Italian Revenue Agency.

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