Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Switzerland, you would:
live 1.6 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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 29.7% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 17.9% more money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $73,200 as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.
be 24.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Ireland, however, that number is 8.2% as of 2013.
pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
have 23.8% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ireland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 27.5% less on education
Switzerland spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ireland spends 3.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Switzerland? See an in-depth size comparison.