Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 27.3% more likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 38.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 74.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 55.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 12.0% less children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.0% more likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.7% more on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 2083.3 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada 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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