Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 18.7% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


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

live 6.6 years less


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

Economy

make 55.6% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 85.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 43.9% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.7% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belize, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

spend 45.1% more on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.0 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize compared to Barbados? 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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