Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.6 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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 61.4% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 10.1 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 13.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 88.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 26.6 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 64.1% fewer children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.4 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 50.8% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 49.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 316.7 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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