Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 34.3% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

be 2.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Argentina, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 4.2 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 50.2% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 44.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

be 22.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

spend 28.6% less on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 21.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 24.0% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 22.9% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.7% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 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 Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Division, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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