Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 29.4 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 12.7 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100.

Life

be 88.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 10.1 children do.

have 57.0% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 15.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% 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).

Expenditures

spend 13.8% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Turks and Caicos Islands spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Chad? 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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