Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Canada, you would:
be 13.9% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
live 2.2 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 51.2% more money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 12.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 45.5% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 16.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.3 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 27.5% more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 30.2% less on education
Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 99.3% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
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