Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Madagascar, you would:
live 13.9 years longer
In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 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 4.8 times more likely to be obese
In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 45.8 times more money
Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 88.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
pay a 2.4 times higher top tax rate
Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 98.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 90.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Madagascar, approximately 37.8 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.
have 56.5% fewer children
In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Madagascar, approximately 23% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 8.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
be 75.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 32.1% more on education
Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 70.0% less coastline
Madagascar has a total of 4,828 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
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