Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Australia instead of Iceland, you would:
be 32.4% more likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.
be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Australia, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.
be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.
be 47.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.
be 12.6% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Australia, about 86.5% do as of 2018.
spend 29.3% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Australia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 5.2 times more coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Australia: At a glance
How big is Australia compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.