Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Barbados instead of Faroe Islands, you would:


live 5.0 years less

In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).


make 53.2% less money

Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.


be 88.9% more likely to die during infancy

In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 18.2% fewer children

In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.4% less likely to have internet access

In Faroe Islands, approximately 95.1% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.


see 91.3% less coastline

Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 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 Faroe Islands? 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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