Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.1 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 7.7 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100.

Life

be 65.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 10.1 children do.

have 35.4% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 15.3 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 Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

Geography

see 16.2 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Turks and Caicos Islands, that number is 389 km.

Turks and Caicos Islands: At a glance

Turks and Caicos Islands (sometimes abbreviated TCI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 948 sq km. The islands were part of the UK's Jamaican colony until 1962, when they assumed the status of a separate crown colony upon Jamaica's independence. The governor of The Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973. Although independence was agreed upon for 1982, the policy was reversed and the islands remain a British overseas territory.

How big is Turks and Caicos 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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