Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Singapore, you would:
live 4.7 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 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 4.1 times more likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% 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 Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
have 36.1% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Singapore, approximately 1.6 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.
spend 36.0% more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 63.4% more on healthcare
Singapore spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 7.5 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
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