Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cayman Islands instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Cayman Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 26.4% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? 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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