Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Niger, you would:
live 24.0 years longer
In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 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 4.0 times more likely to be obese
In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 43.5 times more money
Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 9.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Niger, approximately 509.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 96.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Niger, approximately 67.7 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 72.0% fewer children
In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 6.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Niger, approximately 16% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 18.9 times more likely to have internet access
In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
be 53.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Niger, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 2.1 times more on education
Niger spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
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