Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.9 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Life

be 58.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 32.8% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Geography

see 40.4 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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