Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 8.1 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 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 10.4 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 6.4 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 16.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 31.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% 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
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 90.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 88.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 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 17.4% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 41.4% more likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
spend 85.4% more on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 62.3% more on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 44.3% more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
Iceland: At a glance
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