If you lived in Iceland instead of Cayman Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.7 years longer

In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 19.2% more money

Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.

be 30.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 61.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.

have 11.8% more children

In Cayman Islands, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 25.3% more likely to have internet access

In Cayman Islands, approximately 79.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 31.1 times more coastline

Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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

Iceland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 100,250 sq km. Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Denmark granted limited home rule in 1874 and complete independence in 1944. The second half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry. The economy diversified greatly after the country joined the European Economic Area in 1994, but Iceland was especially hard hit by the global financial crisis in the years following 2008. Literacy, longevity, and social cohesion are first rate by world standards.
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