If you lived in Bahamas instead of Turkey, you would:


live 2.4 years less

In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahamas, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.


make 20.0% more money

Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Bahamas, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

be 57.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Bahamas, however, that number is 9.3% as of 2010.


be 32.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkey, approximately 15.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bahamas, on the other hand, 10.6 children do as of 2020.

be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bahamas, 70.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% more likely to have internet access

In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bahamas, about 85.0% do as of 2018.


see 50.8% less coastline

Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Bahamas, that number is 3,542 km.

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

Bahamas: At a glance

Bahamas is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,010 sq km. Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.
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