If you lived in Ireland instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 97.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Equatorial Guinea, 7.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.

live 18.0 years longer

In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.3 times more money

Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.

be 42.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.

be 70.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.

pay a 37.1% higher top tax rate

Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 95.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 78.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ireland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.

have 58.9% fewer children

In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 49.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 67% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.

be 44.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare

Equatorial Guinea spends 3.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 4.9 times more coastline

Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

Ireland: At a glance

Ireland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 68,883 sq km. Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600 and 150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. Norman invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. The Irish famine of the mid-19th century saw the population of the island drop by one third through starvation and emigration. For more than a century after that the population of the island continued to fall only to begin growing again in the 1960s. Over the last 50 years, Ireland's high birthrate has made it demographically one of the youngest populations in the EU. The modern Irish state traces its origins to the failed 1916 Easter Monday Uprising which touched off several years of guerrilla warfare resulting in independence from the UK in 1921 for 26 southern counties; six northern counties remained part of the UK. Unresolved issues in Northern Ireland erupted into years of violence known as the "Troubles" that began in the 1960s. The Government of Ireland was part of a process along with the UK and US Governments that helped broker what is known as The Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland in 1998. This initiated a new phase of cooperation between Irish and British governments. Ireland was neutral in World War II and continues its policy of military neutrality. Ireland joined the European Community in 1973 and the Eurozone currency union in 1999. The economic boom years of the Celtic Tiger (1995-2007) saw rapid economic growth, which came to an abrupt end in 2008 with the meltdown of the Irish banking system. Today the economy is recovering, fueled by large and growing foreign direct investment, especially from US multi-nationals.
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