Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Turkey, you would:
live 7.4 years longer
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 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 84.2% more money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $28,400 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 73.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 38.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% 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 91.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 19.4 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.
be 26.9% more likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 76.7% more on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 100.0% more on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
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
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