Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Philippines, you would:
live 13.5 years longer
In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 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 3.4 times more likely to be obese
In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 6.5 times more money
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 29.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Philippines, 5.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 47.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Philippines, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 44.7% higher top tax rate
Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 96.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 92.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Philippines, approximately 22.2 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 41.8% fewer children
In Philippines, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 98.0% more likely to have internet access
In Philippines, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 2.4 times more on education
Philippines spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
Philippines spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 86.3% less coastline
Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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