Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 23.5% less likely to be obese


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

be 16.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Fiji, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

Economy

make 90.8% more money


Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 90.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Fiji, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

spend 67.5% more on taxes


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

Life

have 37.1% less children


In Fiji, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Fiji, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 71.0% more likely to have internet access


In Fiji, approximately 46.5% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.8% more on education


Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education. Barbados spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 66.7% more on healthcare


Fiji spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

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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