Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Jersey instead of United Kingdom, you would:

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 27.8% more money


United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600 as of 2016.

Life

be 12.2% less likely to die during infancy


In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 37.2% less likely to have internet access


In United Kingdom, approximately 94.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Jersey, about 59.6% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 99.4% less coastline


United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey compared to United Kingdom? 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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