Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Austria, you would:
live 1.4 years longer
In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 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 50.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Austria, 7.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 33.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Austria, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 15.8% lower top tax rate
Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 49.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Austria, approximately 3.2 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 37.1% more children
In Austria, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 12.5% more likely to have internet access
In Austria, approximately 88.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 17.3% less on healthcare
Austria spends 10.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 46.2% more on education
Austria spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. 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 Ministry of Finance.
Iceland: At a glance
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