Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 95.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 19.7 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 11.9 times more money


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

be 31.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 62.7% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 27.3% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 91.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 75.8% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 4.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 79.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.1% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 64.3% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.3 times more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency.

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