Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 11.5% less likely to be obese


In Morocco, 26.1% 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 Morocco, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 1.6 years less


In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

spend 11.8% less on taxes


Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0%. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5%.

Life

be 77.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Morocco, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 53.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Morocco, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 33.9% less children


In Morocco, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 36.4% more likely to have internet access


In Morocco, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

be 16.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Morocco, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.1% more on healthcare


Morocco spends 5.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.7% less coastline


Morocco has a total of 1,835 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 Morocco? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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