Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Japan, you would:
live 4.8 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 years for women) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.9 times more likely to be obese
In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 70.6% more money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 49.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 14.2% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
have 78.1% more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 89.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ireland, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.
see 95.1% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, National Tax Agency Japan.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Japan? See an in-depth size comparison.