Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Ireland, you would:
live 2.1 years longer
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 16.2% more likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
be 28.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 31.2% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
make 48.8% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 13.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 26.2% 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 Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 17.5% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 55.9% more on education
Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 61.2% more on healthcare
Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 139.6 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Canada: At a glance
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