Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 26.7% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Barbados, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.


be 10.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belize, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

make 55.4% less money

Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,600 as of 2017, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300 as of 2017.


have 94.7% more children

In Barbados, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belize, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belize, 36.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.7% more likely to die during infancy

In Barbados, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belize, on the other hand, 11.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 42.4% less likely to have internet access

In Barbados, approximately 81.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belize, about 47.1% do as of 2018.


spend 57.4% more on education

Barbados spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


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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