Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Poland instead of Ireland, you would:
live 2.9 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Poland, that number is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Poland, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 64.1% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Poland, the GDP per capita is $32,200 as of 2020.
be 17.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Poland, however, that number is 15.4% as of 2018.
be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Poland, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 19.9% 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 Poland, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2022.
have 31.0% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Poland, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 35.3% more on education
Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Poland spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 69.6% less coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Poland, that number is 440 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Poland: At a glance
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