Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.4% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 14.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 27.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Barbados, on the other hand, 9.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 43.9% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 14.6% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Barbados spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 97.0% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? 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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