Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 73.2% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

be 62.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

make 10.7% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

spend 34.3% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 17.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 33.1% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 26.7% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 149.5 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

How big is China compared to Barbados? 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, State Administration of Taxation.

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