Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Portugal, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
How big is Italy compared to Portugal? See an in-depth size comparison.