Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Trinidad and Tobago instead of American Samoa, you would:

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 84.9% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 97.3% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 35.2% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 362 km.

Trinidad and Tobago: At a glance

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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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