Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Argentina, you would:
live 5.3 years longer
In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 22.6% less likely to be obese
In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 2.7 times more money
Argentina has a GDP per capita of $19,700 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 63.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Argentina, 9.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 75.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Argentina, 35.5% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 32.3% higher top tax rate
Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 89.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Argentina, approximately 39.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 82.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Argentina, approximately 9.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
have 16.8% fewer children
In Argentina, there are approximately 15.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 15.1% more likely to have internet access
In Argentina, approximately 86.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 58.3% more on education
Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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