Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Moldova, you would:
live 11.2 years longer
In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 77 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 15.9% more likely to be obese
In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 4.3 times more money
Moldova has a GDP per capita of $12,300 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 27.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Moldova, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 20.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Moldova, 7.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 2.6 times higher top tax rate
Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% 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 Moldova, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Moldova, approximately 11.6 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.
have 27.2% more children
In Moldova, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 29.8% more likely to have internet access
In Moldova, approximately 76.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 24.6% more on education
Moldova spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 34.4% more on healthcare
Moldova spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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