Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Qatar, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In Qatar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 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 37.6% less likely to be obese
In Qatar, 35.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
be 59.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Qatar, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
make 38.7% less money
Qatar has a GDP per capita of $85,300 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 55.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Qatar, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 75.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Qatar, approximately 6.6 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 38.9% more children
In Qatar, there are approximately 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 2.4 times more on education
Qatar spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 3.0 times more on healthcare
Qatar spends 2.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.8 times more coastline
Qatar has a total of 563 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Qatar? See an in-depth size comparison.