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 as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people as of 2016.

be 5.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Libya, 0.2% 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 2.8 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 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.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,300 as of 2017.

be 83.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 74.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 11.5 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 50.4% fewer children


In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 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 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 77.3% do as of 2018.

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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