Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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 as of 2017. In Faroe Islands, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

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


In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Faroe Islands, however, that number is 10.0% as of 2015.

make 33.1% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Faroe Islands, the GDP per capita is $40,000 as of 2014.

Life

have 20.2% more children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 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 11.8% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Faroe Islands, about 97.6% do as of 2018.

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.

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 United States? 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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