Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years less


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 32.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

make 51.4% less money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.

Life

have 45.4% more children


In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 91.3% less coastline


Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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