Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 14.5 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

Economy

make 19.6 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 50.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

be 71.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

be 95.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 67.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

be 2.1 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is 99.0%.

have 65.0% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% 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 5.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

be 51.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% 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 46.8% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

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 Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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