Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Portugal, you would:
be 21.6% more likely to be obese
In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 24.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
be 56.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 15.0% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 37.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
have 60.5% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 38.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.6 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.
be 13.2% more likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
spend 24.5% less on education
Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 19.2% less coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 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, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Portugal? See an in-depth size comparison.