Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0%.

Life

be 38.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 10.1 children do.

have 14.5% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 15.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 34.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Turks and Caicos Islands spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 82.6% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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