If you lived in Brazil instead of Ireland, you would:


be 12.6% less likely to be obese

In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

live 5.7 years less

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Brazil, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022.


be 67.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

pay a 42.7% lower top tax rate

Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5% as of 2016.

make 84.3% less money

Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $14,100 as of 2020.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Brazil, that number is 11.9% as of 2019.


have 13.3% more children

In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Brazil, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 12.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ireland, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Brazil, on the other hand, 13.3 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% less likely to have internet access

In Ireland, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Brazil, about 81.0% do as of 2020.


spend 79.4% more on education

Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Brazil spends 6.1% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 43.3% more on healthcare

Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Brazil, that number is 9.6% of GDP as of 2019.


see 5.2 times more coastline

Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.
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