Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Honduras instead of Iceland, you would:

Health

live 11.9 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

spend 46.0% less on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 89.2% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Honduras, that number is 5.9%.

Life

have 63.5% more children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 43.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

be 8.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 18.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Iceland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Honduras, 82% of the population do.

be 69.5% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 24.4% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Honduras spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 83.4% less coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

How big is Honduras compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.

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