Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Russia, you would:
be 91.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.
live 11.2 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 78 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 97.4% more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 21.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 30.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 3.6 times higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 76.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 74.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.4 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 37.1% more children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 16.5% more likely to have internet access
In Russia, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 61.7% more on education
Russia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 50.9% more on healthcare
Russia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 86.8% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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