Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Faroe Islands instead of United Kingdom, you would:
be 30.6% less likely to be unemployed
In United Kingdom, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
be 46.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In United Kingdom, 18.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0% as of 2015.
have 38.5% more children
In United Kingdom, there are approximately 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 56.8% more likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 3.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, 6.0 children do as of 2022.
spend 57.7% more on education
United Kingdom spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Faroe Islands spends 8.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 91.0% less coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Faroe Islands: At a glance
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