Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 5.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 1.5 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 16.1% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 62.6% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 57.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 37.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 34.6% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 47.0% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

be 14.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.5% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.7% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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