Comparing United States to Barbados

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MAKE 52.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Barbados  BARBADOS ($25,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Barbados, that number is $25,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Barbados GDP

LIVE 4.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (74.99 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 74.99.
Category: United States vs. Barbados life expectancy

CONSUME 72.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (3,404 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Barbados, it is 3,404 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Barbados electricity consumption

BE 50% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (0.9% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 0.9%.
Category: United States vs. Barbados AIDS percentage

BE 77.1% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (10.93 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.93 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Barbados infant mortality

BE 56.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (11.4% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Barbados 11.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Barbados unemployment rate

HAVE 10.8% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (11.97 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Barbados, however, there are a total of 11.97 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Barbados birth rate

SEE A 99.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Barbados  BARBADOS (97km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Barbados has a total of 97 km.
Category: United States vs. Barbados coastline

At a Glance: Barbados

  • Land Area: ~430 sq km (United States is ~22,853 times bigger than Barbados)
  • Population: ~290 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Barbados compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Barbados (430 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).