Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Singapore, you would:
live 2.7 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 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 3.6 times more likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 44.0% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,400 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 60.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% 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 Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
have 43.2% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 3.0 times more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
Singapore 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 25.8 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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