Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Slovenia 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 Slovenia, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 2.8 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Slovenia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 12.6% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Slovenia, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 84.0% more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,400.

be 37.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

spend 49.3% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0%.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

be 61.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

have 29.9% less children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 22.7% more on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Slovenia, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 52.0% less coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

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


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

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