Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Eritrea, you would:
live 17.1 years longer
In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.4 times more likely to be obese
In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 32.6 times more money
Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 51.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 95.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Eritrea, approximately 43.3 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 52.3% fewer children
In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Eritrea, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 75.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Eritrea, approximately 1.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
be 73.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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
How big is Iceland compared to Eritrea? See an in-depth size comparison.