Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 21.4% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Turks and Caicos Islands, the GDP per capita is $29,100.

Life

have 19.5% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are 15.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 27.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Turks and Caicos Islands, on the other hand, 10.1 children do.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin 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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