Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 75.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Spain, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 6.3 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.0 times more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 62.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 34.3% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 81.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 67.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 21.4% less children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 15.7% less on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.0% more on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 51.2 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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