Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

spend 19.4% less on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

make 69.5% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 74.4% more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 88.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 82.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 63.0% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.6% less on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa 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, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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