Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of France, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 17.1% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 38.7% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 37.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.2% more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 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.
spend 37.0% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 39.6% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 70.2% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.