Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Barbados instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 4.3 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 19.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Barbados, on the other hand, 10.2 children do.

have 11.4% less children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Geography

see 24.8% less coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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