Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

Economy

make 88.0% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

spend 44.4% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 15.4% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

be 6.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 85.8% more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 30.1% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Geography

see 97.5% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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