United States compared to Trinidad and Tobago

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If you moved to Trinidad and Tobago from United States, you would..


make 44.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago ($31,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,900.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - GDP Per Capita

pay 36.9% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (25% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top marginal tax rate is 25%.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Tax Rate

live 6.9 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (72.9 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Trinidad and Tobago, the average life expectancy is 72.9 years.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Life Expectancy

consume 38.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (7,456 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 7,456 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Electricity Consumption

be 12.6% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (17% of people - 2007 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 17% of people.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Poverty Line

be 4 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (23 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 23 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Infant Mortality

be 14.9% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (4% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Unemployment

see 98.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (362 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 362 km.
Category: United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Inland Revenue Division.


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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.

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