Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Norway, you would:
live 1.2 years longer
In Norway, 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 33.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Norway, 4.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
make 27.6% less money
Norway has a GDP per capita of $72,100 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
pay a 20.2% higher top tax rate
Norway has a top tax rate of 38.5% as of 2017. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 16.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Norway, approximately 2.5 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.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Norway, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
see 80.2% less coastline
Norway has a total of 25,148 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Norwegian Tax Administration, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Norway? See an in-depth size comparison.