Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 14.3 years longer


In Uganda, 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 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 15.9 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 20.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

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


In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

pay a 22.0% higher top tax rate


Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 99.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 375.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.7% more likely to be literate


In Uganda, the literacy rate is 76.5% as of 2018. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 90.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 32.6 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 80.1% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 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 5.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, approximately 20% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

be 23.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 46.2% more on education


Uganda spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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