Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Djibouti, you would:
live 18.3 years longer
In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 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 62.2% more likely to be obese
In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 9.5 times more money
Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $5,500 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 91.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 58.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Djibouti, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
be 98.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Djibouti, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 96.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Djibouti, approximately 46.9 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 41.8% fewer children
In Djibouti, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Djibouti, approximately 42% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 67.8% more likely to have internet access
In Djibouti, approximately 59.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Djibouti, approximately 91% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 2.1 times more on education
Djibouti spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 4.8 times more on healthcare
Djibouti spends 1.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 15.8 times more coastline
Djibouti has a total of 314 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
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