Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Trinidad and Tobago instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 5.8 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 12.7% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

be 22.2% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Papua New Guinea, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people.

Economy

make 8.5 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 45.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

spend 40.5% less on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 80.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 70.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 54.2% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is 99.0%.

be 38.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 46.4% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% 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 7.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% 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 37.2% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.0% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Division, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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