Who Sleeps Here
April 11, 2005
Though this isn't actually anyone's bed it still seems to speak to the level of poverty in Trinidad. Although official numbers have unemployment at just under 11%, figures from non-governmental organisations on the ground estimate that 30% of the population lives below the poverty level.
According to the most recent figures I could find (World Bank Report No. 14382-TR), the poverty level is
TT$6.60 per person per day or TT$2,420 per person per year. US$1 is worth TT$6.30.
So essentially, almost 400,000 people in Trinidad survive on less than US$400 per year.