Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of France, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 24.5% more money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 55.4% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 35.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 47.6% less likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 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 11.1% more children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 16.5% more likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 22.5% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 40.7% more on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
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