Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 84.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Jamaica, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 7.3 years longer


In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 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 19.4% less likely to be obese


In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 74.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

pay a 95.2% higher top tax rate


Jamaica has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Jamaica, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.8% more likely to be literate


In Jamaica, the literacy rate is 88.7% as of 2015. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 72.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Jamaica, approximately 11.6 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 47.8% fewer children


In Jamaica, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 35.1% more likely to have internet access


In Jamaica, approximately 55.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 29.6% less on education


Jamaica spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 7.4 times more coastline


Jamaica has a total of 1,022 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 Jamaica? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.

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