Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.5 years less

In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).


be 54.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 43.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

make 52.8% less money

Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.


be 33.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 28.0% fewer children

In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.2% less likely to have internet access

In Faroe Islands, approximately 95.1% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Faroe Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Belarus. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this