Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years less


In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 89 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 22.7% more money


Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,800, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

be 58.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.

Life

have 27.3% more children


In Japan, there are approximately 7.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 70.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Japan, approximately 2.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


Japan has a total of 29,751 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 Japan? 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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