Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


In Namibia, 11.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 17.2 years longer


In Namibia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 15.7% more likely to be obese


In Namibia, 17.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Namibia has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 66.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Namibia, 34.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

pay a 31.9% higher top tax rate


Namibia has a top tax rate of 37.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Namibia, approximately 195.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Namibia, approximately 31.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 67.3% fewer children


In Namibia, there are approximately 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 93.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Namibia, approximately 52% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 45.9% more likely to have internet access


In Namibia, approximately 51.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

be 11.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Namibia, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 22.6% more on education


Namibia spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Namibia has a total of 1,572 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 Namibia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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