Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Colombia, you would:
live 8.8 years longer
In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 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 3.9 times more money
Colombia has a GDP per capita of $13,400 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 65.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Colombia, 10.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 75.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Colombia, 35.7% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 40.3% higher top tax rate
Colombia has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 95.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Colombia, approximately 83.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Colombia, approximately 11.7 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 14.8% fewer children
In Colombia, there are approximately 15.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 41.4% more likely to have internet access
In Colombia, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 68.9% more on education
Colombia spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 11.7% more on healthcare
Colombia spends 7.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 54.9% more coastline
Colombia has a total of 3,208 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 National Taxes and Customs (DIAN), Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.