Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 7.0 years longer
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 7.0 times more likely to be obese
In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 17.4 times more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 66.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
be 52.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate
Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 97.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 87.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Bangladesh, approximately 28.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ireland, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.
have 28.2% fewer children
In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 31.8% more likely to have access to electricity
In Bangladesh, approximately 76% of the population has electricity access as of 2013. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 5.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 15.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
spend 85.0% more on education
Bangladesh spends 2.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 2.5 times more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.
Ireland: At a glance
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