Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Faroe Islands instead of United States, you would:

Economy

be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2%.

be 33.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0%.

make 32.8% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000.

Life

have 14.4% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Faroe Islands, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.8% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Faroe Islands, about 95.1% do.

Geography

see 94.4% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Faroe Islands, that number is 1,117 km.

Learn more about Faroe Islands

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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.