Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Cayman Islands instead of Tuvalu, you would:

Health

live 14.4 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Cayman Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 11.5 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

Life

be 79.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

have 49.4% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cayman Islands, there are 12.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Cayman Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 71.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% do.

Geography

see 6.7 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Cayman Islands, that number is 160 km.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands compared to Tuvalu? 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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