Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Latvia, you would:
live 7.9 years longer
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 88.4% more money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 67.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 2.0 times higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 78.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 58.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 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.
have 44.6% more children
In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.5% more likely to have internet access
In Latvia, approximately 83.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 41.5% more on education
Latvia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 10.0 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Latvia? See an in-depth size comparison.