Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 63.8% more likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 76.1% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 52.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 17.4% more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

have 31.2% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 11.7% more likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.9% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Barbados spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.9 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 39.8% less coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Barbados, that number is 97 km.

Barbados: At a glance

Barbados is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 430 sq km. The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

How big is Barbados compared to Brunei? 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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