Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 17.2% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uruguay, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

live 1.9 years less


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Barbados, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 17.0% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 32.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

pay a 11.7% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 58.8% more likely to die during childbirth


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

be 23.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 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.

have 12.4% fewer children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 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 19.7% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 85.3% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 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 Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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