Country size comparison
Malawi is about 1.7 times bigger than Ireland.
Ireland is approximately 70,273 sq km, while Malawi is approximately 118,484 sq km, making Malawi 69% larger than Ireland. Meanwhile, the population of Ireland is ~5.3 million people (15.5 million more people live in Malawi).
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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Ireland compared to Malawi. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of Malawi vs. Ireland using our country comparison tool.