Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 42.1% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 31.8% more money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

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


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

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 3.3 times more on taxes


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

Life

be 67.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 37.2% less children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

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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