Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Iceland, you would:
live 2.1 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Germany, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 37.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Germany, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 68.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Germany, however, that number is 14.8% as of 2018.
be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 93.3% 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 Germany, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.
have 29.9% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Germany, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 34.2% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Germany spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 36.0% more on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Germany, that number is 11.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 51.9% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Germany: At a glance
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