Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 60.2% less likely to be obese


In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 6.6 times more money


Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

Basic Needs

be 33.1% less likely to have internet access


In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 24.3% more on healthcare


Niue spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 118.8 times more coastline


Niue has a total of 64 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 Niue? 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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