Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.4 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 64.0% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 20.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 67.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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 25.7% fewer children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 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 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 5.0 times more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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