Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Portugal, you would:
live 2.1 years longer
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 82 years (78 years for men, 85 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
Portugal 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 44.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 6.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 48.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 17.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 18.1% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 34.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.5 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 60.0% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 26.9% more likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 61.7% more on education
Portugal spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 2.8 times more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 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, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
Iceland: At a glance
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