Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Iceland, you would:
live 2.0 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 15.5% more likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 71.5% more money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 37.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 48.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.1 times 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 Ireland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.
spend 55.3% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 22.1% less on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 70.9% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.