Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 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 39.9% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2007.

be 58.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0% as of 1997.

Life

have 38.2% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 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.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 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.

Expenditures

spend 47.2% less on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? 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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