Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Egypt, you would:
live 9.2 years longer
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 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 31.6% less likely to be obese
In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 4.4 times more money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 53.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 7.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 72.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 32.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate
Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 89.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 90.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.7 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 39.6% fewer children
In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 37.5% more likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 94.9% more on education
Egypt spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 83.0% more on healthcare
Egypt spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.0 times more coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 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 Internal Revenue, Egyptian Tax Authority.
Iceland: At a glance
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