Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Faroe Islands, you would:
make 49.5% more money
Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 51.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
have 16.8% fewer children
In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.6% less likely to have internet access
In Faroe Islands, approximately 97.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
see 17.8 times more coastline
Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
How big is United States compared to Faroe Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.