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

Health

live 16.4 years longer

In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 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.

Economy

make 9.1 times more money

Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2007.

Life

be 74.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 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.

have 59.2% fewer children

In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Tanzania, approximately 33% of people have electricity access (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 43% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 38.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Tanzania, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Turks and Caicos Islands, 94% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 17.6% less on education

Tanzania spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 72.7% less coastline

Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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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