Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tuvalu instead of Cayman Islands, you would:

Health

live 14.4 years less


In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

Economy

make 91.3% less money


Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

have 97.5% more children


In Cayman Islands, there are approximately 12.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 50.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cayman Islands, 91% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

be 41.8% less likely to have internet access


In Cayman Islands, approximately 79.0% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

Geography

see 85.0% less coastline


Cayman Islands has a total of 160 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu compared to Cayman Islands? 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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