Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 28.0% less likely to be obese


In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 31.1% less money


Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

Life

be 39.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 15.8 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.

be 58.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

have 23.6% fewer children


In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Barbados, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.1% more likely to have internet access


In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 98.7% less coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 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 Turkey? 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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