Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.5% less likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

live 4.7 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

spend 21.9% less on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 13.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 33.7% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 21.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 5.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

Geography

see 17.7% less coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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