Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 10.7% less likely to be obese


In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people.

Economy

make 40.8% more money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $75,500, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

Life

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ireland, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Luxembourg, 10.0 women do.

have 18.4% fewer children


In Ireland, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.6% more likely to have internet access


In Ireland, approximately 82.2% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 18.4% less on education


Ireland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.4% less on healthcare


Ireland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Luxembourg 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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