Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Barbados instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 34.7% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% 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 Saudi Arabia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

Economy

make 65.9% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 81.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 22.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 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 Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

have 36.1% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 59.6% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 96.3% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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