Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years less


In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 59.4% less money


Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,900, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Singapore, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 37.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Singapore, approximately 2.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 24.3% less likely to have internet access


In Singapore, approximately 81.0% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.4% more on education


Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 87.8% more on healthcare


Singapore spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 39.4 times more coastline


Singapore has a total of 193 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 Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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