Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Poland, you would:
live 2.9 years longer
In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 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 2.8 times more money
Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 14.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Poland, 15.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 16.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Poland, approximately 4.2 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 44.9% more children
In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.8% more likely to have internet access
In Poland, approximately 83.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 26.1% less on education
Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 3.3 times more coastline
Poland has a total of 440 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.