Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 3.2 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 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 4.2 times more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 34.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 48.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Ireland, however, that number is 13.1% as of 2018.
pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Ireland, the top tax rate is 48.0% as of 2016.
be 70.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 58.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 8.3 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 27.7% less on education
Uruguay spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 28.7% less on healthcare
Uruguay spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.