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 42.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Australia, that number is 5.2% as of 2019.
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 82.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.0 children do as of 2022.
spend 32.9% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Australia spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 15.1% more on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Australia, that number is 9.9% of GDP as of 2019.
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.