Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 15.0 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 10.3 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 19.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 16.2% more on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 54.5% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 90.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 63.7% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 6.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 47.5% more coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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