Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Spain, you would:
make 90.6% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 61.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
be 61.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
have 49.4% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 12.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 3.2 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.
spend 11.9% less on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 70.8% less coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.