Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Iceland instead of Antigua and Barbuda, you would:

Health

be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Antigua and Barbuda, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 6.0 years longer


In Antigua and Barbuda, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 15.9% more likely to be obese


In Antigua and Barbuda, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 97.7% more money


Antigua and Barbuda has a GDP per capita of $26,400 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.

be 74.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Antigua and Barbuda, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 81.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 11.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.

have 13.6% fewer children


In Antigua and Barbuda, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.3% more likely to have internet access


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 76.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 3.0 times more on education


Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 32.5 times more coastline


Antigua and Barbuda has a total of 153 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.

Iceland: At a glance

Iceland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 100,250 sq km. Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Denmark granted limited home rule in 1874 and complete independence in 1944. The second half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry. The economy diversified greatly after the country joined the European Economic Area in 1994, but Iceland was especially hard hit by the global financial crisis in the years following 2008. Literacy, longevity, and social cohesion are first rate by world standards.

How big is Iceland compared to Antigua and Barbuda? 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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