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

Health

be 48.6% less likely to be obese

In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 18.6% of people as of 2016.

live 4.7 years less

In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

pay a 36.9% lower top tax rate

United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Trinidad and Tobago, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 60.6% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the GDP per capita is $23,700 as of 2020.

be 26.0% more likely to be unemployed

In United States, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 32.5% more likely to live below the poverty line

In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Trinidad and Tobago, however, that number is 20.0% as of 2014.

Life

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

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

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2022.

have 12.1% fewer children

In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Trinidad and Tobago, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 15.4% less likely to have internet access

In United States, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Trinidad and Tobago, about 77.0% do as of 2019.

Expenditures

spend 28.0% less on education

United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Trinidad and Tobago spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

spend 58.3% less on healthcare

United States spends 16.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 7.0% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 98.2% less coastline

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Trinidad and Tobago, that number is 362 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Division, Internal Revenue Service.

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.
Read more

How big is Trinidad and Tobago compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

Share this

ASK THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Trinidad and Tobago. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.