Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.2 years longer


In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 31.1% less likely to be obese


In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 91.5% more money


Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 35.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Mexico, 3.6% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 39.4% more on taxes


Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 89.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Mexico, approximately 38.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 71.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Mexico, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 53.0% less children


In Mexico, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 22.6% less on education


Mexico spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 46.0% more on healthcare


Mexico spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 18.5% less coastline


Mexico has a total of 9,330 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 Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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