Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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).

Economy

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%.

Life

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).

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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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