Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guernsey instead of Gibraltar, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 14.9% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

be 20.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.

Life

be 42.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 30.0% less children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.8% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Guernsey, about 83.3% do.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Guernsey: At a glance

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Guernsey compared to Gibraltar? 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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