Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Moldova, you would:
live 9.2 years longer
In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 77 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 33.9% more likely to be obese
In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 7.3 times more money
Moldova has a GDP per capita of $12,300 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 79.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Moldova, 7.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate
Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 73.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Moldova, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 70.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Moldova, approximately 11.6 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 20.9% more children
In Moldova, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 20.6% more likely to have internet access
In Moldova, approximately 76.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 44.3% less on education
Moldova spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.