Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 12.0% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

spend 25.6% less on taxes


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

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 15.0% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 49.4% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.4% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.3% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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, State Administration of Taxation.

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