Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Faroe Islands instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 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

make 17.0% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.

be 24.1% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 53.6% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 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.

have 34.2% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Faroe Islands, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 14.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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