Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 31.9% more likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

Economy

be 34.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

make 59.8% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

Life

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 25.3% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? 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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