Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.7% less likely to be obese


In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people as of 2016.

live 9.5 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 22.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

pay a 24.2% lower top tax rate


Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 35.3% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,300 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0% as of 2014.

Life

have 11.8% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 11.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, 67.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 20.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.0% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 77.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Division, Canada Revenue Agency.

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