Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Sudan, you would:
live 16.0 years longer
In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 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 3.0 times more likely to be obese
In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese as of 2014. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
make 8.9 times more money
Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,300 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.
be 42.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.
be 35.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.
pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate
Sudan has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2015. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 99.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Sudan, approximately 295.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 63.4% more likely to be literate
In Sudan, the literacy rate is 60.7% as of 2018. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.
be 92.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Sudan, approximately 41.8 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 75.1% fewer children
In Sudan, there are approximately 33.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Sudan, approximately 45% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access
In Sudan, approximately 30.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.
be 14.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Sudan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 72.7% more on education
Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 8.9 times more coastline
Sudan has a total of 853 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.
Italy: At a glance
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