Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Yemen, you would:
live 16.4 years longer
In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 28.1% more likely to be obese
In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 20.9 times more money
Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 89.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 3.1 times higher top tax rate
Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 97.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 48.4% fewer children
In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access
In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
see 2.6 times more coastline
Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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