Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Guernsey instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

be 72.7% less likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.

make 11.8% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

Life

be 41.4% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 21.6% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Learn more about Guernsey

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey 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 Guernsey 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.