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


live 5.2 years longer

In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.


make 2.2 times more money

China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2022, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.

be 55.8% less likely to be unemployed

In China, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.


be 11.4% less likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, 6.0 children do as of 2022.

have 46.1% more children

In China, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 33.7% more likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 73.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Faroe Islands, about 97.6% do as of 2021.


spend 2.1 times more on education

China spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Faroe Islands spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2019.


see 92.3% less coastline

China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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