Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.2 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 40.1% more likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 11.9 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 4.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 89.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 63.1% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 35.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.2% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.3% more on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency.

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