Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.2 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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

make 2.2 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

be 38.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 40.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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.

have 39.3% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 71.7% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Faroe Islands, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 65.3% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? 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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