Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Liechtenstein instead of Norfolk Island, you would:

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Norfolk Island, approximately 34.6% of the population has internet access. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

How big is Liechtenstein compared to Norfolk Island? 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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