Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.1 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 6.9 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2017, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2007.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0% as of 1997.

Life

be 67.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 28.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 9.3 children do as of 2020.

have 22.1% fewer children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, approximately 76% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2013. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 43% in rural areas) as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 32.9% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? 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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