Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Guinea, you would:
be 85.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Guinea, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.
live 17.8 years longer
In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 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 3.3 times more likely to be obese
In Guinea, 7.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 33.2 times more money
Guinea has a GDP per capita of $2,700 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 70.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guinea, 43.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
be 84.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Guinea, 2.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate
Guinea has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 99.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guinea, approximately 576.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 93.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Guinea, approximately 49.6 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 65.5% fewer children
In Guinea, there are approximately 35.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Guinea, approximately 46% 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 Guinea, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 14.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Guinea, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 54.5% more on education
Guinea spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 67.5% more on healthcare
Guinea spends 4.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 4.5 times more coastline
Guinea has a total of 320 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 Economy and Finance, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
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