Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Nauru instead of Iceland, you would:
live 14.9 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Nauru, that number is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people as of 2016.
make 76.4% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,300 as of 2017.
be 8.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Nauru, that number is 23.0% as of 2011.
have 64.7% more children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nauru, there are 21.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.
be 42.4% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Nauru, about 57.0% do as of 2018.
see 99.4% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Nauru: At a glance
How big is Nauru compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.