Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

Life

be 23.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 23.5% more children


In Guernsey, there are approximately 9.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 64.4 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden compared to Guernsey? 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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