Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Nauru, you would:
live 15.7 years longer
In Nauru, the average life expectancy is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 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 64.1% less likely to be obese
In Nauru, 61.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 3.9 times more money
Nauru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2019, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 84.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Nauru, 23.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2011. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 79.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Nauru, approximately 7.8 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 38.6% fewer children
In Nauru, there are approximately 21.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 73.7% more likely to have internet access
In Nauru, approximately 57.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 12.2% less on healthcare
Nauru spends 9.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 165.7 times more coastline
Nauru has a total of 30 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
How big is Iceland compared to Nauru? See an in-depth size comparison.