Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Ireland, you would:
live 0.9 years longer
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 59.6% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 58.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
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 28.8% less 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 Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 42.1% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 23.5% more on education
Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 35.8% more on healthcare
Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
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
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