Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


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

Life

be 34.5% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 21.8% less likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Jersey, about 59.6% do.

Geography

see 99.6% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Learn more about Jersey

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 States? See an in-depth size comparison.


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