Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 64.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 12.9 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 5.8 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

spend 11.7% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5%.

Life

be 93.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 74.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 67.1% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 6.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

be 79.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 45.7% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Barbados spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 33.9% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.2% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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