Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.1 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 20.1% more likely to be obese


In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people.

Economy

spend 67.6% less on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 37.6% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

Life

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 81.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 27.7% less children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Lithuania, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.2% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.3% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.8% less on healthcare


Iceland spends 8.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.2% less coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, Directorate of Internal Revenue.

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