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


be 42.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

be 40.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0% as of 2015.

make 21.3% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.


have 73.3% more children

In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 54.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, 5.1 children do as of 2020.


see 53.2% less coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Faroe Islands: At a glance

Faroe Islands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 1,393 sq km. The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was granted the Faroese in 1948, who have autonomy over most internal affairs while Denmark is responsible for justice, defense, and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union.
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