Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Faroe Islands, you would:
live 1.3 years longer
In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 36.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
be 47.4% less 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 France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
have 22.0% fewer children
In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 13.3% less likely to have internet access
In Faroe Islands, approximately 98.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 34.1% less on education
Faroe Islands spends 8.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 4.3 times more coastline
Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
France: At a glance
How big is France compared to Faroe Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.