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

Health

live 2.4 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 Paraguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 43.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Turks and Caicos Islands, 10.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

make 56.0% less money

Turks and Caicos Islands has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2007, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,800 as of 2017.

Life

have 17.7% more children

In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 81.7% 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 Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 21.4% more on education

Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Paraguay spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


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

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.
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