Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 33.6% less likely to be obese


In Chile, 28.0% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

be 83.3% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chile, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 5.8 years less


In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 28.2% more money


Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 35.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

spend 37.5% less on taxes


Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 38.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 2.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

Expenditures

spend 24.4% less on healthcare


Chile spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.4% less coastline


Chile has a total of 6,435 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 Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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