Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

Economy

make 93.8% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

Life

have 12.4% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 92.2% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.4% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 76.2% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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