Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% 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 2.0 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 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.

be 19.2% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 10.7% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

be 44.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 5.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0% as of 2014.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Trinidad and Tobago, 67.0 women do as of 2017.

be 76.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 37.7% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 11.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 92.3% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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