Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Ireland, you would:
live 2.1 years longer
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
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 58.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
make 28.7% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
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 41.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
be 17.1% more likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 84.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 2.0 times more on education
Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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.