Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Romania, you would:
live 5.2 years longer
In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 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 12.4% more likely to be obese
In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 3.0 times more money
Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,600 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 63.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
be 36.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Romania, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 73.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 58.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Romania, approximately 8.7 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 52.9% more children
In Romania, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 19.6% more likely to have internet access
In Romania, approximately 70.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ireland, about 84.5% do as of 2018.
spend 19.4% more on education
Romania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 6.4 times more coastline
Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Romania? See an in-depth size comparison.