Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Barbados instead of Trinidad and Tobago, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Trinidad and Tobago, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 36.4% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Trinidad and Tobago, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

be 24.2% more likely to be obese


In Trinidad and Tobago, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 40.6% less money


Trinidad and Tobago has a GDP per capita of $31,300 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Trinidad and Tobago, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

pay a 34.0% higher top tax rate


Trinidad and Tobago has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 59.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 67.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 52.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 20.1 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.

Geography

see 73.2% less coastline


Trinidad and Tobago has a total of 362 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 Trinidad and Tobago? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Barbados. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this