Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 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

pay a 47.9% higher top tax rate


Puerto Rico has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 90.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 21.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 46.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.0 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 37.7% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 15.2 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 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 Puerto Rico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Puerto Rican Department of Treasury, Italian Revenue Agency.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Italy. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this