Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Saint Kitts and Nevis, you would:

Health

live 5.9 years longer


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 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 13.1% less likely to be obese


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, 22.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 35.5% more money


Saint Kitts and Nevis has a GDP per capita of $28,200 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

Life

be 59.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, approximately 7.8 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 33.3% fewer children


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are approximately 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 46.2% more on education


Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 56.3 times more coastline


Saint Kitts and Nevis has a total of 135 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis? 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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