Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 11.9% less likely to be obese

In Luxembourg, 22.6% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 64.2% less money

Luxembourg has a GDP per capita of $106,300, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 82.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Luxembourg, 6.1% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 11.9% more on taxes

Luxembourg has a top tax rate of 43.6%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.


be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Luxembourg, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

have 25.2% fewer children

In Luxembourg, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.1% less likely to have internet access

In Luxembourg, approximately 97.5% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.


spend 39.4% more on healthcare

Luxembourg spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

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 Luxembourg? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency.


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