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


live 2.4 years longer

In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 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.


make 71.2% more money

French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2007.

be 54.1% less likely to be unemployed

In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0% as of 1997.


be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 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.


see 84.6% less coastline

French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 389 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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