Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Belarus, you would:
live 7.4 years longer
In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (69 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 4.7 times more money
Belarus has a GDP per capita of $19,100 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 6.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Belarus, 0.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Belarus, 5.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
pay a 3.7 times higher top tax rate
Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
have 35.7% more children
In Belarus, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Belarus, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 32.0% less on education
Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 13.6% more on healthcare
Belarus spends 5.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.
Ireland: At a glance
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