Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Poland, you would:
live 4.9 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 62.4% more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Poland, 5.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 42.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 15.4% 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
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 60.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.2 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 52.5% more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 19.3% more likely to have internet access
In Poland, approximately 83.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 65.2% more on education
Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 32.3% more on healthcare
Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 11.3 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Iceland: At a glance
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