WHO rates Iceland’s healthcare system as the 15th best in the world. Iceland has a universal healthcare and comprehensive system in which approx. 85% of the citizens’ healthcare is paid for by taxes. In 2021 9.4% of GDP was spent on healthcare. The average life expectancy for male is 80,7 for female 84,2 years, the 12th highest in the world. Infant and child mortality are very low. The 65 years + population is projected to grow to 19% of the population by 2030. Birth rate is higher than in other European countries; average age of mothers’ first childbirth is lower and there has been a special focus on maternal and child health care.
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