Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

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


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

be 10.0% more likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 28.9% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

spend 3.4 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5%.

Life

be 48.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

have 35.4% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 70.0% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Barbados spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 70.5% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

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 Kazakhstan? 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, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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