If you lived in Iceland instead of Micronesia, Federated States of, you would:

Health

live 9.4 years longer

In Micronesia, Federated States of, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 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 52.2% less likely to be obese

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 45.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 15.4 times more money

Micronesia, Federated States of has a GDP per capita of $3,400 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.

be 82.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 16.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2010. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 88.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 17.8 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 29.6% fewer children

In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are approximately 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 32.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 75% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 35.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.

be 27.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Iceland, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on education

Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 18.7% less coastline

Micronesia, Federated States of has a total of 6,112 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

Iceland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 100,250 sq km. Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Denmark granted limited home rule in 1874 and complete independence in 1944. The second half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry. The economy diversified greatly after the country joined the European Economic Area in 1994, but Iceland was especially hard hit by the global financial crisis in the years following 2008. Literacy, longevity, and social cohesion are first rate by world standards.
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