Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Ireland, you would:
be 75.5% less likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 5.6 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 26.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 95.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 81.7% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 5.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.8% 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 China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 19.4% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 23.9% less likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 19.4% less on healthcare
Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 10.0 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.