Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Ireland, you would:
make 47.5% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.
be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.
be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.
have 33.1% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 13.5% more on education
Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 3.4 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Spain: At a glance
How big is Spain compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.