Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Barbados instead of Austria, you would:

Health

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Austria, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 5.9 years less


In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Barbados, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 14.9% more likely to be obese


In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 39.1% lower top tax rate


Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0% as of 2016. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5% as of 2016.

make 62.8% less money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $50,000 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 83.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 18.9% more children


In Austria, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Barbados, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Barbados, on the other hand, 9.6 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 14.5% less on education


Austria spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Barbados spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Barbados: At a glance

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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Barbados, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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