Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Greenland instead of United States, you would:
live 6.9 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Greenland, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.
make 30.1% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800 as of 2015.
be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Greenland, that number is 9.1% as of 2015.
have 13.7% more children
In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Greenland, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 56.6% more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Greenland, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2020.
be 20.4% less likely to have internet access
In United States, approximately 87.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Greenland, about 69.5% do as of 2018.
see 2.2 times more coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Greenland, that number is 44,087 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Greenland: At a glance
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