Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 4.8 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Faroe Islands, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000.

be 43.6% less likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2%.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0%.

Life

be 55.0% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, 5.4 children do.

have 16.3% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 78.8% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Faroe Islands, about 95.1% do.

Geography

see 92.3% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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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