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

Health

live 1.4 years longer

In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 25.2% more money

Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

pay a 13.6% lower top tax rate

Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

be 27.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 57.4% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.1% more likely to die during infancy

In Portugal, approximately 2.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 22.4% less on education

Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline

Portugal has a total of 1,793 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, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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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