Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Trinidad and Tobago instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

be 21.5% less likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

live 2.4 years less


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

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 76.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 40.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 85.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 32% 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 33.6% more likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.4% less on healthcare


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.3 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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