Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Barbados, you would:
be 93.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Barbados, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.
live 7.3 years longer
In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.8 times more money
Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,600 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 72.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 38.2% higher top tax rate
Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 85.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 78.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Barbados, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 17.7% more children
In Barbados, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 21.1% more likely to have internet access
In Barbados, approximately 81.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 59.6% more on education
Barbados spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 51.2 times more coastline
Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.
Iceland: At a glance
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