Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 35.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2017.

live 5.7 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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.

be 70.6% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.7 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,300 as of 2017.

be 58.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 17.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0% as of 2014.

Life

be 78.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, 67.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is 99.0% as of 2015.

be 37.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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.

have 61.5% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 11.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 98.3% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 77.3% do as of 2018.

be 10.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, 99% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 32.8% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? 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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