Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Libya, you would:
live 4.5 years longer
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 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 22.2% less likely to be obese
In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 8.7 times more money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 83.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
pay a 4.8 times higher top tax rate
Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 93.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Libya, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 69.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ireland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.
have 42.9% fewer children
In Libya, there are approximately 21.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
see 18.2% less coastline
Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.