Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Guernsey instead of Belgium, you would:


live 1.5 years longer

In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).


make 12.7% more money

Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

be 83.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.


have 13.3% less children

In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.


see 24.8% less coastline

Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Guernsey: At a glance

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Guernsey compared to Belgium? 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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