Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 87.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Greece, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 5.2 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 48.1% more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

spend 43.3% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0%.

Life

be 88.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 54.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 28.2% less children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.1% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% do.

Geography

see 141.0 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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