Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Barbados instead of Bahamas, The, you would:

Health

be 15.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bahamas, The, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 2.9 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 26.9% less likely to be obese


In Bahamas, The, 31.6% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 40.1% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

Life

be 66.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

have 23.5% less children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 97.3% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Barbados, that number is 97 km.

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 Bahamas, The? 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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