Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 31.9% more money


Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 58.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

Life

be 31.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 15.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

have 27.7% more children


In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.3% more likely to have internet access


In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 98.3% less coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Turkey? 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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