Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Nigeria, you would:
be 92.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Nigeria, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.
live 22.3 years longer
In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 2.5 times more likely to be obese
In Nigeria, 8.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 10.7 times more money
Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $4,900 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 78.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Nigeria, 16.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 78.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Nigeria, 40.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 92.9% higher top tax rate
Nigeria has a top tax rate of 24.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 99.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Nigeria, approximately 917.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 97.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Nigeria, approximately 56.7 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 62.1% fewer children
In Nigeria, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 61.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In Nigeria, approximately 62% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Nigeria, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
be 21.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Nigeria, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 2.9 times more on healthcare
Nigeria spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 5.8 times more coastline
Nigeria has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.
Iceland: At a glance
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