Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of New Zealand, you would:
be 17.9% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
live 0.9 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.1 times more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $42,400 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 20.6% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
pay a 45.5% higher top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 44.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 43.3% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 30.9% less on healthcare
New Zealand spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 90.4% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.