Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Iceland, you would:
live 1.0 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 19.7% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 54.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 90.9% 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 France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
have 10.0% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 14.1% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.9% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 29.1% more on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
France: At a glance
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