Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 13.9% less likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 29.2% more money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 69.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 52.5% more on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 25.0% less likely to die during infancy


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

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 16.4% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 43.7% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 17.3 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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