Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 72.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 6.9 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 99.0% more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 16.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

pay a 39.4% higher top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 94.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 62.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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 21.5% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 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 30.9% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.

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