Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Iceland, you would:
live 1.1 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 30.8% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 49.7% 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 Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 45.0% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 44.7% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Spain: At a glance
How big is Spain compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.