Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Venezuela, you would:
live 10.3 years longer
In Venezuela, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 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 14.5% less likely to be obese
In Venezuela, 25.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 6.8 times more money
Venezuela has a GDP per capita of $7,704 as of 2018, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 47.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Venezuela, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 73.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Venezuela, 33.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 36.2% higher top tax rate
Venezuela has a top tax rate of 34.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Venezuela, approximately 125.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 90.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Venezuela, approximately 17.7 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 25.0% fewer children
In Venezuela, there are approximately 17.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 37.5% more likely to have internet access
In Venezuela, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 5.8 times more on education
Venezuela spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 59.3% more on healthcare
Venezuela spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 77.5% more coastline
Venezuela has a total of 2,800 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, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT.
Iceland: At a glance
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