Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 12.2% less likely to be obese

In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

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

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


make 42.1% less money

Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5%.


have 18.2% more children

In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.


spend 13.3% more on education

Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Barbados spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 13.6% more on healthcare

Lithuania spends 6.6% 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 Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.


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