United States compared to Barbados

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If you moved to Barbados from United States, you would..


make 70% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Barbados Barbados ($17,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $17,200.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - GDP Per Capita

pay 15.4% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Barbados Barbados (33.5% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Barbados, the top marginal tax rate is 33.5%.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - Tax Rate

live 4.5 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Barbados Barbados (75.3 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 75.3 years.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - Life Expectancy

consume 74.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Barbados Barbados (3,087 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Barbados, that number is 3,087 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - Electricity Consumption

be 81% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Barbados Barbados (10.5 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.5 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - Infant Mortality

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Barbados Barbados (11% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 11% of people.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - Unemployment

see 99.5% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Barbados Barbados (97 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Barbados, that number is 97 km.
Category: United States vs. Barbados - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ministry of Finance, Barbados.


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A brief history of Barbados

Barbados is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 430 sq km. The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

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