Barbados Country Profile

Passport Ranking
52/198
Passport Score
149.6
Visa-free Countries
137
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Region
North and South America
Capital City
Bridgetown

Largest City
Bridgetown
Currency
Barbadian dollar

Languages
English
Population
288 thousand

Life Expectancy
78.6 years
GDP (nominal)
$5.8 billion

GDP/Capita
$20,097
Cost of Living
Climate
Safety
Pollution
English Proficiency
Expensive (5/7)
Average (3/5)
Safe (3/7)
Very clean (1/5)
Native

Taxation Type: Residence-based

Sovereign Research's take:

Barbados is an English-speaking nation located in the Caribbean. 

It is also one of the wealthier islands in the region, economically positioned somewhere in between the Bahamas and Jamaica.

Barbados is known to the world as the birthplace of pop superstar Rihanna.

Besides bringing us Rihanna, the country also claims to be the birthplace of rum. The spirit has been in continuous production there since 1703.

But the main reason why we include Barbados’ description on this site is because the country has a popular Digital Nomad Visa. Barbados was one of the first nations to enact such a program in an effort to attract independent earners after the pandemic wreaked havoc with the country’s tourism industry. 

Some of our subscribers have used it to spend 12 months on the island. And you can, too..

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