Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years less


In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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

make 28.5% less money


Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,300 as of 2017.

be 22.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 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.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline


Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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 Cayman 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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