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

Health

be 5.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Italy, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 6.5 years less

In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 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 16.1% more likely to be obese

In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 10.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

pay a 31.4% lower top tax rate

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5% as of 2016.

make 51.3% less money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

Life

have 34.5% more children

In Italy, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Barbados, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 13.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Italy, approximately 3.2 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.

Expenditures

spend 23.7% more on education

Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Barbados spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 98.7% less coastline

Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Barbados, that number is 97 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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.
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