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

Health

be 80.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Barbados, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 6.5 years longer

In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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 13.9% less likely to be obese

In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money

Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,600 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 11.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

pay a 45.7% higher top tax rate

Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 92.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Barbados, approximately 9.6 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 25.7% fewer children

In Barbados, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 19.1% less on education

Barbados spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 78.4 times more coastline

Barbados has a total of 97 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, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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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