Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Niger, you would:
live 21.6 years longer
In Niger, the average life expectancy is 60 years (59 years for men, 62 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 4.6 times more likely to be obese
In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 74.8 times more money
Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 67.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Niger, 40.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
be 16.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Niger, approximately 509.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Niger, approximately 66.8 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 73.8% fewer children
In Niger, there are approximately 47.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 7.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Niger, approximately 14% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 9.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Niger, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 42.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Niger, approximately 69% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 17.5% more on healthcare
Niger spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
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