Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.1 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 15.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Barbados, that number is 1.5% of people as of 2018.

be 35.1% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Barbados, that number is 23.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.4 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,600 as of 2017.

be 62.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Barbados, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Barbados, the top tax rate is 33.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Barbados, 27.0 women do as of 2017.

be 42.1% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Barbados, it is 99.6% as of 2014.

be 77.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 56.2% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Barbados, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Barbados, about 81.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 94.9% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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