Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.1 years less


In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 82.0% less money


Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.

Life

have 22.1% more children


In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Faroe Islands, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In India, 84% of the population do as of 2017.

be 64.7% less likely to have internet access


In Faroe Islands, approximately 97.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 6.3 times more coastline


Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.

India: At a glance

India is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 2,973,193 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. and extended into northwestern India. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated the Indian subcontinent about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. The Maurya Empire of the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C. - which reached its zenith under ASHOKA - united much of South Asia. The Golden Age ushered in by the Gupta dynasty (4th to 6th centuries A.D.) saw a flowering of Indian science, art, and culture. Islam spread across the subcontinent over a period of 700 years. In the 10th and 11th centuries, Turks and Afghans invaded India and established the Delhi Sultanate. In the early 16th century, the Emperor BABUR established the Mughal Dynasty which ruled India for more than three centuries. European explorers began establishing footholds in India during the 16th century. By the 19th century, Great Britain had become the dominant political power on the subcontinent. The British Indian Army played a vital role in both World Wars. Years of nonviolent resistance to British rule, led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU, eventually resulted in Indian independence, which was granted in 1947. Large-scale communal violence took place before and after the subcontinent partition into two separate states - India and Pakistan. The neighboring nations have fought three wars since independence, the last of which was in 1971 and resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. India's nuclear weapons tests in 1998 emboldened Pakistan to conduct its own tests that same year. In November 2008, terrorists originating from Pakistan conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai, India's financial capital. Despite pressing problems such as significant overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and widespread corruption, economic growth following the launch of economic reforms in 1991 and a massive youthful population are driving India's emergence as a regional and global power.

How big is India 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.

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