Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 8.1 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 9.5 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
make 5.5 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.
be 5.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.
be 3.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.
pay a 39.4% higher top tax rate
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 95.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 79.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 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 42.1% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 33.3% less on education
Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
Italy: At a glance
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