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


live 2.8 years less

In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.


make 62.8% less money

Iceland has a GDP per capita of $55,600 as of 2022, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $20,700 as of 2022.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Iceland, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0% as of 1997.


be 7.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Iceland, approximately 1.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 11.6 children do as of 2022.


spend 41.6% less on education

Iceland spends 7.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Turks and Caicos Islands spends 4.5% of total GDP on education as of 2021.


see 92.2% less coastline

Iceland has a total of 4,970 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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