Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Bolivia, you would:
live 11.1 years longer
In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (71 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 6.6 times more money
Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,900 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 76.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bolivia, 37.2% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 3.6 times higher top tax rate
Bolivia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 97.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bolivia, approximately 155.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 92.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Bolivia, approximately 22.3 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 30.4% fewer children
In Bolivia, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 65.0% more likely to have internet access
In Bolivia, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 24.6% more on healthcare
Bolivia spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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