Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Ireland, you would:
live 5.5 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 26.9% more likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
pay a 27.1% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 63.1% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.
be 62.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.
be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.
have 13.8% more children
In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkey, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.
be 15.9% less likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 84.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Turkey, about 71.0% do as of 2018.
spend 16.2% more on education
Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 5.0 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Turkey: At a glance
How big is Turkey compared to Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.