Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of South Korea, you would:
be 4.2 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.
be 39.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.
pay a 28.4% higher top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 81.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.1% more likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 2.9 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.
be 27.8% less likely to have internet access
In South Korea, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
see 3.1 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 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, National Tax Service, South Korea.
Italy: At a glance
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