Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Malaysia, you would:
live 5.3 years longer
In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 62.2% more likely to be obese
In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 2.5 times more money
Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 97.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 71.4% higher top tax rate
Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 82.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 68.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 29.0% fewer children
In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 21.3% less on education
Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 69.0% less coastline
Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.