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

Health

live 12.6 years longer

In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 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 2.3 times more likely to be obese

In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.8 times more money

Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.

be 79.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.

be 57.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.

pay a 22.0% higher top tax rate

Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 91.1% more likely to be literate

In Senegal, the literacy rate is 51.9% as of 2017. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 90.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Senegal, approximately 32.4 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 77.9% fewer children

In Senegal, there are approximately 31.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 40.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Senegal, approximately 71% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 62.8% more likely to have internet access

In Senegal, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

be 14.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Senegal, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 18.9% less on education

Senegal spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare

Senegal spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 14.3 times more coastline

Senegal has a total of 531 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, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.

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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