Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Turks and Caicos Islands instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 6.6 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100.

be 66.4% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0%.

Life

be 10.6% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 10.1 children do.

have 21.9% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 15.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

Geography

see 3.4 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 389 km.

Turks and Caicos Islands: At a glance

Turks and Caicos Islands (sometimes abbreviated TCI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 948 sq km. The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.

How big is Turks and Caicos Islands compared to American Samoa? 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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