Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Cayman Islands instead of Central African Republic, you would:


live 28.5 years longer

In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Cayman Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).


make 62.6 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 42.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4.0%.


be 2.7 times more likely to be literate

In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Cayman Islands, it is 98.9%.

be 93.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

have 65.0% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cayman Islands, there are 12.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.3 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Central African Republic, 3% of people have electricity access (5% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Cayman Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 17.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% do.

be 42.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access. In Cayman Islands, 97% of people do.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands compared to Central African Republic? 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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