Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Iraq, you would:
live 8.5 years longer
In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 16.8% less likely to be obese
In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 9.6 times more money
Iraq has a GDP per capita of $9,300 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 68.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 43.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
pay a 3.2 times higher top tax rate
Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 93.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 82.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Iraq, approximately 19.6 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 50.1% fewer children
In Iraq, there are approximately 24.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 53.3% more likely to have internet access
In Iraq, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 48.9% more on healthcare
Iraq spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 25.0 times more coastline
Iraq has a total of 58 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
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