Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Cyprus, you would:
live 3.9 years longer
In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 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 38.7% more money
Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,700 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 48.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Cyprus, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 40.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Cyprus, 14.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 32.3% higher top tax rate
Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Cyprus, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 80.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Cyprus, approximately 8.4 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 22.6% more children
In Cyprus, there are approximately 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 31.0% more on education
Cyprus spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 22.9% more on healthcare
Cyprus spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 7.7 times more coastline
Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Cyprus? See an in-depth size comparison.