Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Suriname, you would:
be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Suriname, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.
live 11.2 years longer
In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 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 17.0% less likely to be obese
In Suriname, 26.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 3.2 times more money
Suriname has a GDP per capita of $16,100 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 59.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Suriname, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 87.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Suriname, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 21.8% higher top tax rate
Suriname has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 96.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Suriname, approximately 120.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Suriname, approximately 30.2 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 15.7% fewer children
In Suriname, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 41.4% more likely to have internet access
In Suriname, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 11.3% less on healthcare
Suriname spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 12.9 times more coastline
Suriname has a total of 386 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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