Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Australia, you would:
be 24.5% less likely to be obese
In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
be 29.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Australia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 45.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Australia, approximately 3.0 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.
be 10.0% more likely to have internet access
In Australia, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 13.1% less on healthcare
Australia spends 9.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 49.0% more on education
Australia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 80.7% less coastline
Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.