Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Turkey, you would:
live 7.6 years longer
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
be 31.8% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 93.3% more money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 74.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 10.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 32.3% higher top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 76.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 15.8 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 10.1% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 39.4% more likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 74.4% more on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 31.0% less coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Turkey? See an in-depth size comparison.