Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Iceland, you would:
live 1.3 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 26.4% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.
be 6.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.
be 52.4% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.
have 34.6% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.0% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.
spend 44.0% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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.