Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

live 9.9 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 68.6% more likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 5.5 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 23.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 90.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

be 14.3% more likely to be literate


In Cabo Verde, the literacy rate is 86.8%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

have 57.0% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 41.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 27.2% more likely to have internet access


In Cabo Verde, approximately 48.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 24.1% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 91.7% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.9 times more coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

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 Cabo Verde? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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