Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.5 years longer


In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 99.5% more money


Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,100, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 99.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

Life

be 94.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Maldives, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 85.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Maldives, approximately 22.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 46.6% less children


In Maldives, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 32.8% less on healthcare


Maldives spends 13.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.8 times more coastline


Maldives has a total of 644 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 Maldives? 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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