Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of New Zealand, you would:
be 35.4% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.
pay a 47.9% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 77.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
have 45.6% fewer children
In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 23.9% less likely to have internet access
In New Zealand, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.3% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 10.3% less on healthcare
New Zealand spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 49.8% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department.
Italy: At a glance
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