Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.9 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 76 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 42.1% more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 30.4% more money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $29,300 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 23.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 3.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 65.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 9.3 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.

have 34.4% fewer children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 58.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.6% less on education


Seychelles spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 15.5 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Italian Revenue Agency.

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