Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Rwanda instead of Ireland, you would:
be 77.1% less likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Rwanda, that number is 5.8% of people as of 2016.
be 12.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Ireland, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Rwanda, that number is 2.5% of people as of 2020.
live 15.8 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Rwanda, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022.
be 45.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Rwanda, that number is 2.7% as of 2014.
pay a 37.5% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Rwanda, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 97.7% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Rwanda, the GDP per capita is $2,100 as of 2020.
be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Rwanda, however, that number is 38.2% as of 2016.
have 2.1 times more children
In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Rwanda, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 49.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Rwanda, 248.0 women do as of 2017.
be 7.6 times 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 Rwanda, on the other hand, 26.4 children do as of 2022.
be 47.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Ireland, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Rwanda, 53% of the population do as of 2019.
be 70.7% less likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Rwanda, about 27.0% do as of 2020.
be 15.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Ireland, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Rwanda, that number is 83% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Rwanda Revenue Authority.
Rwanda: At a glance
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