Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zambia, 11.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 29.6 years longer


In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 9.5 times more money


Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 26.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 45.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 39.4% more on taxes


Zambia has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zambia, approximately 224.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 56.5% more likely to be literate


In Zambia, the literacy rate is 63.4%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 94.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Zambia, approximately 61.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 79.3% fewer children


In Zambia, there are approximately 41.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zambia, 26% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Zambia, approximately 25.5% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 52.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zambia, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.7 times more on education


Zambia spends 1.1% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 84.0% more on healthcare


Zambia spends 5.0% 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 Zambia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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