Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 1.2 years longer
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 28.9% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 33.8% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 40.4% less likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 40.3% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 55.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 40.0% less likely to die during infancy
In New Zealand, approximately 3.5 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.
spend 17.2% more on education
New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 67.2% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.