Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Suriname, you would:
be 78.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Suriname, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.
live 9.2 years longer
In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 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 24.6% less likely to be obese
In Suriname, 26.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
make 2.6 times more money
Suriname has a GDP per capita of $14,900 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.
be 57.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Suriname, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.
be 27.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Suriname, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.
pay a 28.4% higher top tax rate
Suriname has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Suriname, approximately 120.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Suriname, approximately 22.1 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 43.6% fewer children
In Suriname, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 14.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Suriname, approximately 87% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 52.0% more likely to have internet access
In Suriname, approximately 49.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.
see 19.7 times more coastline
Suriname has a total of 386 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Italian Revenue Agency.
Italy: At a glance
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