THE LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX™ 2016

Bringing Prosperity to Life

Trinidad and Tobago

Ranked 45th of 149

At a glance

Ranks

45 th on the Legatum
Prosperity Index™

56th
47th
45th
65th
74th
88th
47th
20th
39th

SUB-INDEX RANKINGS

In the Prosperity Sub-Index rankings, Trinidad and Tobago performs best on Social Capital and Natural Environment and scores lowest on the Safety & Security sub-index.

Visit our Rankings table to see how Trinidad and Tobago compares to other countries.

Prosperity Gap

The ‘Prosperity Gap’ takes a country's GDP and uses it as the yardstick to measure a nation's expected Prosperity Index ranking.

Trinidad still carries a prosperity deficit, however it has reduced the size of this by 29% since 2007. Significant deficits remain in Education, Safety & Security, and Health. However, the country has succeeded in turning a small deficit into a large surplus in Social Capital.

Note:
In the chart above, each dot represents a country. The curve shows the general tendency with which prosperity increases as GDP per capita increases. If a country falls below the curve, then we can say that compared to all other countries, it is under-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Likewise, if a country rises above the curve, then we can say that it is over-delivering prosperity for its citizens. Learn more about the Prosperity Gap here.

Alternatively, have a look at the Prosperity Gap view on our Rankings table for a full list of countries and to see how each of them are performing on the various sub-indices.

Data

How to read this graph:
When comparing multiple countries on a spider chart, data points that appear
further away from the center represent a better performance to the points that are closer to the center.