Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Greenland instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 5.9 years less


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Greenland, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 17.7% more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800 as of 2015.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greenland, that number is 9.1% as of 2015.

be 67.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Greenland, however, that number is 16.2% as of 2015.

Life

have 58.4% more children


In Czech Republic, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greenland, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greenland, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.9% less likely to have internet access


In Czech Republic, approximately 80.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greenland, about 69.5% do as of 2018.

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 Czech Republic? 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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