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

Health

live 5.0 years longer

In Panama, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

be 12.3% less likely to be obese

In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 53.5% more money

Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.

be 60.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Panama, 6.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.

pay a 95.2% higher top tax rate

Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 96.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 80.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Panama, approximately 16.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

have 61.4% fewer children

In Panama, there are approximately 18.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 38.7% more on education

Panama spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 14.5% more on healthcare

Panama spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline

Panama has a total of 2,490 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, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.

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.
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