United States compared to Faroe Islands

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If you moved to Faroe Islands from United States, you would..


make 36.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Faroe Islands Faroe Islands ($36,600 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $36,600.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands - GDP Per Capita

consume 50.8% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (5,945 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Faroe Islands, that number is 5,945 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands - Electricity Consumption

have 12% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (14 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Faroe Islands, that number is 14 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands - Birth Rate

be 38.3% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (2.9% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands - Unemployment

see 94.4% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (1,117 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


How big is Faroe Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


A brief history of Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 1,393 sq km. The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was granted the Faroese in 1948, who have autonomy over most internal affairs while Denmark is responsible for justice, defense, and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union.

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