Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 14.6% more money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100.

be 81.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 10.0%.

Life

have 14.5% less children


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

Geography

see 84.4% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? 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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