Prosperity in San Marino is high and
relatively well distributed. The country has no major
class differences or social contradictions. The average
standard of living is about the same level as in the
most prosperous parts of Italy. Income tax is low, in
line with one third of the average in the rest of
The social security systems are well developed, but
in the euro crisis in recent years they have become
increasingly burdensome for the state budget, not least
the pension costs.
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Official statistics for population in San Marino, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
Health care is partly free or provided at a low cost.
There is a hospital and several clinics. Although the
quality of care is high, San Marinians have to turn to
hospitals in Italy or other countries for certain forms
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
2 per 1000 births (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
100.0 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
100.0 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
6.8 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 3,013 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
27 percent (2018)
The road network in San Marino has a total
length of just over 20 km. The most important route is
the one that leaves from Rimini on the Italian coast,
crosses the border in the northeast and winds up to
Borgo Maggiore on the Titan mountain. From there, both a
minor road and a cable car lead up to the capital.
Public transport is by bus, and both rail and air
traffic are missing. During the summer, however, both
passengers and goods are transported by helicopter from
Thanks to its picturesque location and its
remarkable history, and with many historic buildings
(several of which are however reconstructed in modern
times), San Marino is a popular tourist destination.
Almost two million tourists visited the country in 2015,
many on a day trip from Italy. Tourism revenues account
for an important part of the country's GDP.
FACTS - TOURISM
Number of foreign visitors per year