Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 58.2% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 26.5% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 5.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 93.6% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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