Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years less


In Turks and Caicos Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 17.5% more money


Turks and Caicos Islands has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2007, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

be 71.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Turks and Caicos Islands, 10.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 18.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 11.0 children do as of 2020.

have 21.3% fewer children


In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% more on education


Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 79.4% less coastline


Turks and Caicos Islands has a total of 389 km of coastline. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 80 km.

British Virgin Islands: At a glance

British Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated BVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 151 sq km. First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians, the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

How big is British Virgin Islands compared to Turks and Caicos Islands? 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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