Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Rwanda, you would:
be 92.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Rwanda, 2.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Ireland, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2020.
live 15.8 years longer
In Rwanda, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 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 4.4 times more likely to be obese
In Rwanda, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 42.7 times more money
Rwanda has a GDP per capita of $2,100 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 65.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Rwanda, 38.2% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
be 84.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Rwanda, 2.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate
Rwanda has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 98.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Rwanda, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Rwanda, approximately 26.4 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 53.4% fewer children
In Rwanda, there are approximately 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 88.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Rwanda, approximately 53% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Ireland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access
In Rwanda, approximately 27.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ireland, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 17.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Rwanda, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 81% 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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Rwanda Revenue Authority, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
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