Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Spain, you would:
live 1.1 years longer
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 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 44.5% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 74.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 57.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
be 33.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Spain, 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 81.8% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 81.0% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.