Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Mexico, you would:
live 6.6 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 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.
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 2.6 times more money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 17.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% 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 80.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 10.7 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 24.4% fewer children
In Mexico, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 50.5% more likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 65.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 53.1% more on education
Mexico spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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.