Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of India, you would:
live 11.5 years longer
In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 6.5 times more likely to be obese
In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 10.2 times more money
India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 21.2% less likely to be unemployed
In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
be 62.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 35.1% higher top tax rate
India has a top tax rate of 35.5% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 96.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 89.8% less likely to die during infancy
In India, approximately 35.4 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 28.6% fewer children
In India, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In India, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access
In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
see 79.3% less coastline
India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Ireland: At a glance
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