Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
live 12.0 years longer
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 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 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 2.9 times more money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 74.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% 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 93.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 30.8 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 27.3% fewer children
In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.7 times more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 21.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 2.4 times more on education
Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2012. 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.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to Turkmenistan? See an in-depth size comparison.