Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.4% less likely to be obese


In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

live 7.4 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Barbados, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 61.6% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 60.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 10.8% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Barbados, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Barbados, on the other hand, 9.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.2% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 11.3% less on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Barbados spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 100.0% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? 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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