Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 8.9 years longer
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 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 6.1 times more likely to be obese
In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 10.9 times more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 17.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 63.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 54.3% higher top tax rate
Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 97.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 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 26.7% fewer children
In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 20.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 4.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 5.8 times more on education
Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 3.4 times more on healthcare
Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.6 times more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.
Iceland: At a glance
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