If you lived in Iceland instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years longer

In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 13.8 times more money

Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.

be 58.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.

Life

be 60.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 11.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 9.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.

Geography

see 38.5 times more coastline

Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Iceland: At a glance

Iceland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 100,250 sq km. Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Denmark granted limited home rule in 1874 and complete independence in 1944. The second half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry. The economy diversified greatly after the country joined the European Economic Area in 1994, but Iceland was especially hard hit by the global financial crisis in the years following 2008. Literacy, longevity, and social cohesion are first rate by world standards.
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