Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.8% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

live 3.6 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 85.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 7.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 27.4% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

be 74.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 95% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 79.5% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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