Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 23.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Togo, 2.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

live 10.1 years longer


In Togo, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 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 Togo, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 11.0 times more money


Togo has a GDP per capita of $1,700, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 52.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Togo, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 92.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Togo, approximately 368.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 75.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Togo, approximately 42.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 64.9% less children


In Togo, there are approximately 33.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Togo, 27% of people have electricity access (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 7.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Togo, approximately 11.3% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

be 58.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Togo, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.2% more on healthcare


Togo spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 73.2% more coastline


Togo has a total of 56 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 Togo? 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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