Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Ireland, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 13.4% less likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
be 27.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 32.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
make 41.7% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 52.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
spend 2.2 times more on education
Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 28.4% more on healthcare
Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 3.4 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.