Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years longer


In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 28.7% less likely to be obese


In Dominica, 27.9% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,100, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 51.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 68.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Dominica, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 43.0% fewer children


In Dominica, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 20.6% more on education


Dominica spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 67.3% more on healthcare


Dominica spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 51.4 times more coastline


Dominica has a total of 148 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 Dominica? 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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