Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 20.1% less likely to be obese


In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

be 16.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malta, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 5.0 years less


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 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

make 55.5% less money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

have 15.8% more children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malta, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

Expenditures

spend 29.2% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Barbados spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 22.7% less on healthcare


Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 50.7% less coastline


Malta has a total of 197 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 Malta? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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