Comparing United States to Trinidad and Tobago

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If you lived in Trinidad and Tobago instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 61.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ($20,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Trinidad and Tobago, that number is $20,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago GDP

LIVE 7.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (72.29 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Trinidad and Tobago, the average life expectancy is 72.29.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago life expectancy

CONSUME 49.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (6,198 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is 6,198 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago electricity consumption

BE 2.7 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (1.6% of people)
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That's 166.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.6%.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago AIDS percentage

BE 4.02 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (24.82 per 1000 infants)
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That's 302.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, there are a total of 24.82 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago infant mortality

BE 19.2% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (5.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Trinidad and Tobago 5.9% are unemployed.
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BE 12.6% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (17% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, 17% are.
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SEE A 98.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Trinidad and Tobago  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (362km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Trinidad and Tobago has a total of 362 km.
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At a Glance: Trinidad and Tobago

  • Land Area: ~5 thousand sq km (United States is ~1,916 times bigger than Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Population: ~1 million people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Trinidad and Tobago compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Trinidad and Tobago (5,128 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 5,128 sq km. First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing. Tourism, mostly in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).