Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Slovenia, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 33.9% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,500 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 19.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 1.7 children do as of 2020.

be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Slovenia, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

have 34.6% fewer children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Slovenia, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Slovenia, about 79.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 36.0% less on education


Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Slovenia spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 99.1% less coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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