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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Geography

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

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.
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