Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Switzerland instead of Iceland, you would:
be 11.0% less likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Switzerland, that number is 19.5% of people as of 2016.
make 19.0% more money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017.
pay a 13.6% lower top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Switzerland, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
be 14.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Switzerland, that number is 3.2% as of 2017.
be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Switzerland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 66.7% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.
have 21.1% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Switzerland, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 32.0% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Switzerland spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Switzerland: At a glance
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