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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Geography

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

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.
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