Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 55.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

make 25.8% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.

be 13.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0% as of 2015.

Life

have 35.5% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 45.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 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.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? 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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