Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Iceland, you would:
live 2.1 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
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 40.2% more money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
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 71.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ireland, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.
be 14.6% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
spend 50.7% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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.