Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Barbados, you would:
live 5.1 years longer
In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 20.3% more likely to be obese
In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,600 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 56.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 34.3% higher top tax rate
Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 74.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 57.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Barbados, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
be 16.1% more likely to have internet access
In Barbados, approximately 81.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.
spend 17.0% more on education
Barbados spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 128.1 times more coastline
Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Barbados, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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