Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Italy, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In Italy, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 27.1% more likely to be obese
In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 2.3 times more money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 49.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 9.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 34.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 20.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
have 77.3% more children
In Italy, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 31.4% more likely to have internet access
In Italy, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 20.9% less on education
Italy spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 23.0% less on healthcare
Italy spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 80.9% less coastline
Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.