Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy 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 Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 25.4% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.
be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.
be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 91.5% 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 Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.
have 46.4% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 29.3% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 43.4% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 52.9% more coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Italy: At a glance
How big is Italy compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.