Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Mexico, you would:
live 9.3 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 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 12.5% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 5.0 times more money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 68.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
be 42.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
pay a 37.1% higher top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 84.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 70.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 11.9 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.
be 27.8% more likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 20.9% less on education
Mexico 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 24.1% more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 84.5% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
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