Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 35.4% less likely to be obese


In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 47.9% more on taxes


New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 63.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In New Zealand, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 25.0% less likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 34.8% fewer children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.7% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 88.5% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.9% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.4% less on healthcare


New Zealand spends 11.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 49.8% less coastline


New Zealand has a total of 15,134 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 New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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