Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Denmark, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 4.0 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 14.7% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 44.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 66.6% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 77.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 60.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 10.3% less children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% more likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.0% more on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.0% more on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 75.4 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark compared to Barbados? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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