Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 8.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Germany, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 5.3 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

spend 29.5% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5%.

make 62.9% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

have 36.0% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.3% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 33.6% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.9% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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