Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Greenland instead of Belarus, you would:

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800.

be 9.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Greenland, that number is 9.1%.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Greenland, however, that number is 16.2%.

Life

have 39.8% more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Greenland, there are 14.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greenland, on the other hand, 8.9 children do.

Greenland: At a glance

Greenland is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 2,166,086 sq km. Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control over several policy areas on behalf of Greenland including foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Self-Rule Government.

How big is Greenland 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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