If you lived in Italy instead of Western Sahara, you would:

Health

live 18.0 years longer

In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 15.3 times more money

Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2007, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 93.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Western Sahara, approximately 47.9 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 70.0% fewer children

In Western Sahara, there are approximately 28.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 6.8 times more coastline

Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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