Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of South Korea, you would:
be 4.7 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 32.2% more money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $39,500 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 24.3% less likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 21.8% higher top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 63.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 30.0% less likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 3.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 62.2% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 8.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 41.5% more on education
South Korea spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 2.1 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax Service, South Korea, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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