Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Poland, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 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 13.9% less likely to be obese
In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
make 21.1% more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.
be 82.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 5.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.
be 30.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 15.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.
pay a 52.5% higher top tax rate
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 24.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.2 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 18.2% fewer children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 15.7% less likely to have internet access
In Poland, approximately 83.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 33.8% more on healthcare
Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 17.3 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Italy: At a glance
How big is Italy compared to Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.