Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
live 11.8 years longer
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 75 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 17.7% more likely to be obese
In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 3.4 times more money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $15,500 as of 2019, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 67.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 44.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Turkmenistan, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 95.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 37.6 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 26.0% fewer children
In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 25.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 2.5 times more on education
Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 30.3% more on healthcare
Turkmenistan spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Turkmenistan? See an in-depth size comparison.