Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Nigeria, you would:
be 86.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Nigeria, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ireland, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.
live 20.8 years longer
In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 60 years (59 years for men, 62 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 2.8 times more likely to be obese
In Nigeria, 8.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 12.4 times more money
Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $5,900 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 59.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Nigeria, 16.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
be 88.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Nigeria, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate
Nigeria has a top tax rate of 24.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 99.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Nigeria, approximately 917.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Nigeria, approximately 59.8 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 62.4% fewer children
In Nigeria, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 68.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Nigeria, approximately 59% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Nigeria, approximately 42.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
be 25.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Nigeria, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 64% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 69.8% more coastline
Nigeria has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.
Ireland: At a glance
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