Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 75.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 10.5 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

Economy

make 9.8 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 56.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.5%.

be 12.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


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

Life

be 84.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Trinidad and Tobago, 63.0 women do.

be 27.1% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is 99.0%.

be 44.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 64.3% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% 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 5.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

be 71.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 95% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Geography

see 74.6% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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