Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Barbados instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 78.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 10.3 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Barbados, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 50.3% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 17.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 91.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 83.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

have 63.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Barbados, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Barbados, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

be 45.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Barbados, 98% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 67.2% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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