Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Greenland instead of Paraguay, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Greenland, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800 as of 2015.

be 27.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Greenland, however, that number is 16.2% as of 2015.

be 59.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greenland, that number is 9.1% as of 2015.

Life

be 50.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greenland, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2020.

have 15.1% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greenland, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Greenland: At a glance

Greenland is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 2,166,086 sq km. Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control over several policy areas on behalf of Greenland including foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Self-Rule Government.

How big is Greenland compared to Paraguay? 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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