Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 5.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uzbekistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Barbados, that number is 1.6% of people.

be 39.2% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

spend 45.7% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5%.

Life

be 25.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Barbados, 27.0 women do.

be 43.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 30.4% less children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.9% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

be 14.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Barbados, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.3% more on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Barbados, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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