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

Health

be 97.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Malawi, 8.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.

live 10.2 years longer

In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese

In Malawi, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 26.0 times more money

Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.

be 51.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.

be 61.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Malawi, 51.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.

pay a 62.7% higher top tax rate

Malawi has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Malawi, approximately 349.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 59.7% more likely to be literate

In Malawi, the literacy rate is 62.1% as of 2015. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 90.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Malawi, approximately 33.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

have 75.1% fewer children

In Malawi, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 7.7 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Malawi, approximately 13% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 5.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Malawi, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 48.3% more on education

Malawi spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 17.6% more on healthcare

Malawi spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Malawi Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency.

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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