Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.9 years longer


In Nauru, the average life expectancy is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 67.4% less likely to be obese


In Nauru, 61.0% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Nauru has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 51.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Nauru, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 57.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Nauru, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 64.2% less children


In Nauru, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.6% more likely to have internet access


In Nauru, approximately 53.5% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on healthcare


Nauru spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 253.3 times more coastline


Nauru has a total of 30 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 Nauru? 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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