Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of Barbados, you would:

Economy

make 43.3% more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $26,800.

be 57.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 17.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 12.8% more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 45.1% less on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.0% less on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 39.2% more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 135 km.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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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