Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Barbados instead of Italy, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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