Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 73.9% less likely to be obese

In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 16.5 years less

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 68.8% less on taxes

Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 93.9% less money

Ireland has a GDP per capita of $75,500, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Ireland, 6.4% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 5.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 97.9% more children

In Ireland, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 38.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ireland, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 13.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Ireland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 65.9% less likely to have internet access

In Ireland, approximately 82.2% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 43.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ireland, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 55.1% less on education

Ireland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.


see 41.1% less coastline

Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.


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