Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Jamaica, you would:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
see 7.4 times more coastline
Jamaica has a total of 1,022 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, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
Italy: At a glance
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