The Flazinho Country Coefficient

 

07OCT18 Update! 

I have had a recent enquiry from a follower who lives in Canada querying whether the current scoring system is weighted towards European travellers. I agreed that this is the case. Therefore I have now formulated a North American weighted version of the FCC. Roughly speaking it gives more points for European destinations and less for some Central and South American countries, given the flight routings and ease / difficulty of reaching theses continents. If any North American’s submit their score I will now work it out based on this list. 

If you’re like me and enjoy lists and statistics you probably know the exact number of countries you have been to. A traditional list will give you 1 point for every country you have visited. The FCC however assigns points to each country based on their obscurity and difficult in getting to. The list is weighted to people based within Europe, as such the majority of European countries will have a 1 point score. More long haul but visa free destinations such as Australia receive 2 points whereas Central American countries such as Nicaragua are given 3. To get a 4 you may need to travel to off the beaten path Vanuatu and for the holy grail maximum 5 pointers you need to get the hermit nation of North Korea or war torn Syria.

Once you have your total points it this is divided by your age to give your overall points average. The reason for this is simple. The older you are the more chance you have had to travel. For me the overall coefficient gives a better representation to how well travelled someone is. See example below!

FCC Example

So, send me your country lists and your domestic country and I will generate your FCC!

Added 16OCT17: FCC Parameters

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44 thoughts on “The Flazinho Country Coefficient

  1. Hi, do you count countries that you have transmitted through at airports and are you counting the UK as one country rather than four?

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    1. you must pass through customs so transits do not count. England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are all separate countries as part of the FCC rules. Submit you countries and I’ll work out you score!

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      1. Scotland, England, Wales, N. Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Malta, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Mauritius, Maldives, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, USA and Mexico.

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      2. Scotland – 1
        England – 1
        Wales – 1
        N. Ireland – 1
        France – 1
        Germany – 1
        Netherlands – 1
        Belgium – 1
        Austria – 1
        Slovakia – 1
        Italy – 1
        Spain – 1
        Greece – 1
        Malta – 1
        Turkey – 1
        Morocco – 1
        Egypt – 2
        Mauritius – 2
        Maldives – 2
        Thailand – 2
        Laos – 2
        Malaysia – 2
        Singapore – 2
        Indonesia – 2
        Australia – 2
        New Zealand – 2
        Fiji – 3
        USA – 1
        Mexico – 1
        Oman – 2

        So that’s 30 countries
        43 points
        Age 37
        = 1.16

        Must Do Better Traveller!

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  2. I’ve been to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Iceland, America, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, portugal, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, India, Thailand and Cyprus 😀

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    1. Great, thanks for your list!
      21 countries (including UAE)
      24 points
      Age 30
      = 0.80
      According to my parameters this makes you a ‘must do better traveller’….perilously close to a chode traveller!

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  3. Hi Mark, here are my countries can you work out my FCC!

    England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Canada, US, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, UAE, South Africa, Egypt, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Macau, Hong Kong

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    1. Nice, also you have been to Oman and Bulgaria I believe, so I will calculate based on those too…..you can always add more in and I can adjust accordingly

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    2. Ok So:
      32 Countries
      44 points
      32 Age
      = 1.375
      Comfortably in ‘must do better’ but still some way to go for tier 3 and experienced traveller! You need to expand your horizons and visit some ‘3s’ and ‘4s’. maybe a quick trip to Islamabad on PIA, thats a 4 pointer right there?

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  4. Hello Mr Globetrotter ( sounds like a light snack) hit me with my score.

    England
    Wales
    Scotland
    Northern Ireland
    Ireland
    USA
    Canada
    Argentina
    Brazil
    Spain
    Turkey
    Greece
    Cyprus
    France
    Germany
    Belgium
    Holland
    Austria
    Luxembourg
    Hungary
    Poland
    Qatar
    Maldives
    Sri Lanka
    India
    Nepal
    Thailand
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Cambodia
    Vietnam
    Indonesia
    Australia
    New Zealand
    Fiji
    St Lucia
    Kazakhstan
    Uzbekistan
    Flights booked for Armenia and Georgia

    Do I get extra points for you being in the same country as me at the same time? Surely that’s worth a 6 maybe even an 8!

    С уважением
    Deana

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    1. England 1
      Wales 1
      Scotland 1
      Northern Ireland 1
      Ireland 1
      USA 1
      Canada 1
      Argentina 2
      Brazil 2
      Spain 1
      Turkey 1
      Greece 1
      Cyprus 1
      France 1
      Germany 1
      Belgium 1
      Holland 1
      Austria 1
      Luxembourg 1
      Hungary 1
      Poland 1
      Qatar 2
      Maldives 2
      Sri Lanka 2
      India 2
      Nepal 2
      Thailand 2
      Malaysia 2
      Singapore 2
      Cambodia 2
      Vietnam 2
      Indonesia 2
      Australia 1
      New Zealand 1
      Fiji 3
      St Lucia 2
      Kazakhstan 3
      Uzbekistan 3

      38 Countries
      58 Points
      35 Age
      = 1.66 FCC!

      You are an Experienced Traveller!

      Pretty impressive but need some 3s and 4s to be added. I found out just today that Kazakhstan is one of the least visited countries for people from the UK, so may need to make that and the other ‘Stans a 4 pointer in the future.

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  5. Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Cambodia
    Canada
    China
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Egypt
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hong Kong
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kenya
    Laos
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Malaysia
    Mongolia
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Poland
    Portugal
    Russia
    Singapore
    Slovenia
    South Africa
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Turkey
    Vatican
    Vietnam
    England
    Scotland
    Wales

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    1. Cheers for submitting Phil…..here is your score below:
      45 Countries
      62 Points
      1.72 Coefficient

      Puts you top of the table!

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    1. Ok so Rick BL8 Traveller you have:

      19 Countries
      22 Points
      0.579 Coefficient

      Unfortunately that puts you bottom of the table 😦

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  7. England, Scotland, wales, northern Ire Ireland France Denmark Spain Portugal Italy Croatia Germany Czech Republic Netherlands Finland Poland Austria vatican city America, India, Sri Lanka Bali Dubai Singapore morocco Greece Switzerland Egypt Gibraltar, jersey, Isle of man, Bahamas Malta

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    1. Unfortunately Isle Of Man, Jersey and Gibraltar are not counted on the FCC. Bali = Indonesia, Dubai = UAE so those have been counted as such.

      This gives you the following:
      30 Countries
      38 Points
      1.055 Coefficient

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  8. England
    Ireland
    Scotland
    Wales
    France
    Spain
    Italy
    Greece
    Belgium
    Luxembourg
    South Africa
    Dominican Republic
    Maldives
    China
    Tibet
    Barbados
    Israel
    West Bank (Palestine?)
    Hong Kong (pre hand back to China so counts as a separate country yes?)
    Thailand
    New Zealand
    South Korea
    India
    Argentina
    Brazil
    Peru
    Bolivia
    Colombia
    USA
    Jamaica
    Panama
    Mauritius
    Dubai (UAE)
    Portugal
    Ibiza
    Vatican City
    Switzerland
    Czech Republic
    Netherlands
    Croatia
    Turkey
    Germany
    Norway
    Hungary
    Andorra
    Ecuador

    As of 5months’ time we will add to the list
    Australia
    Japan
    Kenya
    Seychelles
    so can I have the FCC for then too please?

    Thanks,
    Hannah

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    1. Hi Hannah, thanks for submitting your list, it looks impressive! However to calculate your score I need your age or date of birth please.

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      1. Sorry, my bad, I realised this earlier. I am 37 but will be 38 by the time we have done the extra cou tries on the addendum list

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    2. Hannah, here you go!

      England 1
      Ireland 1
      Scotland 1
      Wales 1
      France 1
      Spain 1
      Italy 1
      Greece 1
      Belgium 1
      Luxembourg 1
      South Africa 2
      Dominican Republic 2
      Maldives 2
      China 2
      Tibet 4
      Barbados 2
      Israel 2
      West Bank (Palestine) 3
      Hong Kong 2
      Thailand 2
      New Zealand 2
      South Korea 3
      India 2
      Argentina 2
      Brazil 2
      Peru 2
      Bolivia 2
      Colombia 2
      USA 1
      Jamaica 2
      Panama 2
      Mauritius 2
      Dubai (UAE) 2
      Portugal 1
      Ibiza 0 – Part of Spain sorry!
      Vatican City 1
      Switzerland 1
      Czech Republic 1
      Netherlands 1
      Croatia 1
      Turkey 1
      Germany 1
      Norway 1
      Hungary 1
      Andorra 2
      Ecuador 2

      = 45 Countries
      73 Points
      1.972 Coefficient

      So you are currently in the experienced traveller category, well done!

      After you visit the other 4 countries:

      Australia 2
      Japan 2
      Kenya 2
      Seychelles 2

      = 49 Countries
      81 Points
      2.131 Coefficient

      Getting closing to the Globetrotter category there! I will soon update the Coefficient league table

      Spread the word about the FCC, thanks!

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  9. Right Flaz finally stumbled across this again and gotten round to doing it.

    England
    Scotland
    Ireland
    Wales
    Spain
    Italy
    France
    Portugal
    Germany
    Slovenia
    Hungary
    Serbia
    Croatia
    Montenegro
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Thailand
    Cambodia
    Japan
    South Korea
    Bolivia
    Peru
    Argentina
    Chile
    Ecuador
    USA
    Mexico
    Greece
    Holland

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    1. Eddie Crabtree.

      England 1
      Scotland 1
      Ireland 1
      Wales 1
      Spain 1
      Italy 1
      France 1
      Portugal 1
      Germany 1
      Slovenia 1
      Hungary 1
      Serbia 2
      Croatia 1
      Montenegro 2
      Tunisia 2
      Turkey 1
      Thailand 2
      Cambodia 2
      Japan 2
      South Korea 3
      Bolivia 2
      Peru 2
      Argentina 2
      Chile 2
      Ecuador 2
      USA 1
      Mexico 2
      Greece 1
      Holland 1

      = 29 Countries
      43 Points
      1.162 Coefficient (based on being 37), categorising you as a ‘Must do better traveller’ though

      Better than your average B.Head and placing 5th in the league table, but still plenty of room for improvement!

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  10. Also had a submission from Denver

    England 1
    N. Ireland 1
    Republic of Ireland 1
    Scotland 1
    Wales 1
    Isle of Man 0 – Not an individual country, sorry
    Austria 1
    Botswana 3
    Cambodia 2
    Canada 1
    Croatia 1
    Denmark 1
    Dominican Republic 2
    Egypt 2
    France 1
    Germany 1
    Ireland 1
    Italy 1
    Malawi 4
    Malaysia 2
    Malta 1
    Mexico 1
    Morocco 1
    Namibia 3
    Netherlands 1
    Portugal 1
    South Africa 2
    Spain 1
    Sri Lanka 2
    Sweden 1
    Switzerland  1
    Tanzania  2
    Thailand 2
    Turkey 1
    United States 1
    Vietnam 2
    Zambia 3
    Zimbabwe3

    = 37 Countries
    57 Points
    1.425 Coefficient

    This rates you as a ‘Must Do Better Traveller’ but teasingly close to the next category of ‘Experienced Traveller’ where you need 1.51 or better, so if you go to any new countries let me know!

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  11. Well its taken a while but we have our first Legendary Traveller on the FCC! Well done to Kerry scoring 3.182, great work. However to keep your legendary status after your birthday in November you will need to keep adding more countries!

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  12. This is long overdue after meeting in Flores!! Here’s my list of countries, intrigued what my score will be! Apologies it’s not in alphabetical order, I wrote the list in my notes on my phone! Thanks 🙂
    India
    Romania
    US
    Cuba
    Ireland
    France
    Spain
    Morocco
    Italy
    Belgium
    Germany
    Netherlands
    Poland
    Slovenia
    Slovakia
    Croatia
    Hungary
    Serbia
    Turkey
    Vietnam
    Cambodia
    Singapore
    Malaysia
    Thailand
    Myanmar
    China
    Russia
    Philippines
    Portugal
    Latvia
    Uae
    Tanzania
    Czech Republic
    Luxembourg
    Hong Kong
    Macau
    Vatican
    Monaco
    Mongolia
    Australia
    South Korea
    Indonesia
    Sri Lanka
    Japan
    Georgia
    Azerbaijan
    Ukraine
    UK – (should I split this? I’ve been to England Scotland and Wales)
    North Korea
    Lebanon
    Albania
    Bosnia
    Bulgaria
    New Zealand
    Montenegro
    Macedonia
    Kosovo

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    1. Hi Vicky, Thanks for submitting your list! A few points before I calculate your score. Yes UK is split into individual countries, so you get Wales, England and Scotland. Have you not been to Northern Ireland? Also I have added some bonus locations that aren’t countries in their own right. So if you have been to Guam, Kallingrad, Christmas Island, Pitcairn Islands and Palestine let me know,

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      1. I haven’t been to Northern Island sadly or the bonus places. I’m looking at Israel and Palestine for my next trip so good to know there are bonus points 🙂

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      2. Ok, cool. So according to my list you have been to 59 countries with a value of 99 points. However I need you date of birth or current age to work out your coefficient?!

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    1. Blog: I can’t believe this, 99 points divided by 33 years is 3.00, you need a 3.01 to be a legendary traveller! (Check out the table above for the parameters), so close but a Globetrotter is still impressive. We can update once you’ve added a new country, so let me know!

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      1. I know, really close. Yeah you’ll be on 3.12 by then, both Jordan and Isreal are 2 point countries

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      2. OK so 7 additonal points there, 2 each for Jordan and Israel and 3 for Palestine which takes you to 106 points divided by your age of 33 gives you an average of 3.21. Not only does this make you a legendary traveller but it also propels you to the top of the FCC league table. See home page for the full table!

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