Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 23.5% less likely to be obese


In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

be 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Fiji, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

Economy

make 89.8% more money


Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Fiji, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

pay a 67.5% higher top tax rate


Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 20.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Fiji, approximately 34.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

have 35.1% fewer children


In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 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 63.6% more likely to have internet access


In Fiji, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.5% more on education


Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Barbados spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 91.4% less coastline


Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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