Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Faroe Islands, you would:
live 5.2 years less
In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 94.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 59.0% less money
Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 65.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 12.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Faroe Islands, approximately 6.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 33.5% fewer children
In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 28.6% less likely to have internet access
In Faroe Islands, approximately 98.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 57.3% less on education
Faroe Islands spends 8.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 13.0 times more coastline
Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
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