Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Trinidad and Tobago instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 5.7 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 55.2% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

Life

have 14.4% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 84.3% more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 58.7% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Geography

see 4.5 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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