Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Faroe Islands, you would:
make 50.5% more money
Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 76.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
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.
be 13.7% 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 17.8% fewer children
In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 39.0% less on education
Faroe Islands spends 8.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
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.