Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.5 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Faroe Islands, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2%.

be 75.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0%.

Life

have 38.8% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, 5.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 33.8% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Faroe Islands, about 95.1% do.

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 Belarus? 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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