Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Faroe Islands instead of Australia, you would:

Health

live 1.9 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 60.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

make 20.6% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.

Life

have 20.2% more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 64.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 3.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, 5.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% more likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Faroe Islands, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 95.7% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.

Faroe Islands: At a glance

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.

How big is Faroe Islands compared to Australia? 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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