Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 96.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 26.4 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 15.9 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 18.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 39.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 22.0% more on taxes


Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 26.5% more likely to be literate


In Uganda, the literacy rate is 78.4%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 94.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 80.0% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, 22% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 33.6% more likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 26.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 78.3% more on education


Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.8% more on healthcare


Uganda spends 7.2% 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 Uganda? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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