U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Americas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-16-2013, 12:41 PM
 
6,932 posts, read 8,085,065 times
Reputation: 3025

Advertisements

Based on the standard of living and economy, which Caribbean country is worthy of being placed on the developed country list?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-16-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
9,521 posts, read 9,402,418 times
Reputation: 6667
I think Barbados is in good shape.

Barbados - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2013, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Miami,FL
2,891 posts, read 3,286,383 times
Reputation: 683
Can we include territories like the cayman islands?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2013, 02:57 PM
 
6,932 posts, read 8,085,065 times
Reputation: 3025
Quote:
Originally Posted by miamihurricane555 View Post
Can we include territories like the cayman islands?

That would be unfair.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2013, 12:10 AM
 
3,574 posts, read 4,171,078 times
Reputation: 3057
The Cayman Islands has the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean... but it's also very expensive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2013, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Canada
4,698 posts, read 8,485,551 times
Reputation: 4877
The Bahamas is the richest one by PPP GDP per capita, basically the same as the US and Canada actually. Barbados per capita is doing similar to the UK. What both countries lack is a history of being wealthy for generations and all of the infrastructure and stuff that was left to us by previous generations, but with income like this I'd say they're first world and will only continue to get better.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
320 posts, read 480,319 times
Reputation: 116
Cayman islands, curacao (netherlands), and other American islands owned by EU.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2013, 05:15 PM
 
1,097 posts, read 1,732,497 times
Reputation: 1590
By those criteria, I'd add Trinidad-Tobago to that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: In the heights
22,116 posts, read 23,634,230 times
Reputation: 11611
Barbados and the Bahamas are in the best shape.

The odd ball is Cuba which despite an authoritarian regime and fairly low per capita GDP has high life expectancy, good medical service for a broad spectrum of the population, low infant mortality, low homicide rate and high literacy rate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Zurich
322 posts, read 484,618 times
Reputation: 480
BAHAMAS!! We're undoubtedly the most prosperous country in the Caribbean. The pebbles the peasants throw don't reach the throne!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Americas
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top