Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.7 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 80.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

be 66.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0% as of 2015.

Life

have 77.4% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 59.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.2 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.

Basic Needs

be 31.2% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Faroe Islands, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 85.3% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.

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.

How big is Faroe Islands compared to Italy? 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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