Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Spain, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.5 times more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 64.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 36.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
have 72.8% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 40.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 2.5 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 19.0% less on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 26.4% less on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
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.