Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.6 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 21.0% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 14.1 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 16.4% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 77.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 64.2% fewer children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.5% less on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 84.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Italy. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this