Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 3.9 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

spend 28.6% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 36.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 29.1% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.9% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.9% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.8% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Division, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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