The number of restaurants expected to open in Italy over the next five years has increased by 12,000 to 1,739,000, according to new figures published by the government.
The figures are due to be published by next week, with restaurants expected open in 2018 and 2019, before the 2020/21 legislative and fiscal year.
This will allow Italy to achieve a target of having 50 million people on the streets by 2020.
The country’s population grew by more than 4 million people between 2012 and 2014.
However, the number of households grew by just 0.2 million people.
According to the government, the average cost per person in 2018 was just over 2,200 euros.
In 2019, the figures are expected to be even higher, at 3,600 euros.