Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.2 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 64.0% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people.

Economy

make 8.3 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $31,400.

be 24.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 23.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 22.3 children do.

have 46.4% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% 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 50.4% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 69.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 64.2% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 15.1 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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