Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Trinidad and Tobago, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Romania, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 2.1 years longer


In Trinidad and Tobago, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Romania, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 21.0% more likely to be obese


In Trinidad and Tobago, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 36.0% lower top tax rate


Trinidad and Tobago has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0% as of 2016.

make 21.4% less money


Trinidad and Tobago has a GDP per capita of $31,300 as of 2017, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 12.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Trinidad and Tobago, 20.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4% as of 2012.

Life

be 71.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 67.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 56.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 20.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.

have 25.4% fewer children


In Trinidad and Tobago, there are approximately 11.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 37.8% less coastline


Trinidad and Tobago has a total of 362 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania compared to Trinidad and Tobago? 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 Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).

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