Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Switzerland, you would:
be 12.3% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
be 12.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
make 15.9% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
pay a 15.7% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 40.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 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 26.7% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.4% more likely to have internet access
In Switzerland, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 47.1% more on education
Switzerland spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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