Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Mexico, you would:
live 11.3 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 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 24.2% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 2.9 times more money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 79.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 32.3% higher top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 87.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 11.9 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.
be 37.5% more likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 76.7% more on education
Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 59.3% more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 46.7% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.