Comparing United States to Brazil

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MAKE 77.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Brazil  BRAZIL ($12,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Brazil, that number is $12,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Brazil GDP

LIVE 6.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Brazil  BRAZIL (73.28 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Brazil, the average life expectancy is 73.28.
Category: United States vs. Brazil life expectancy

CONSUME 81.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Brazil  BRAZIL (2,249 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Brazil, it is 2,249 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Brazil electricity consumption

BE 3.11 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Brazil  BRAZIL (19.21 per 1000 infants)
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That's 211.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, there are a total of 19.21 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Brazil infant mortality

BE 21.9% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Brazil  BRAZIL (5.7% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Brazil 5.7% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Brazil unemployment rate

HAVE 9.7% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Brazil  BRAZIL (14.72 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Brazil, however, there are a total of 14.72 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Brazil birth rate

SEE A 62.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Brazil  BRAZIL (7,491km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Brazil has a total of 7,491 km.
Category: United States vs. Brazil coastline

At a Glance: Brazil

  • Land Area: United States is around the same size as Brazil
  • Population: ~203 million people (116 million more people live in United States)
  • Etiquette: In Brazil, "Cheers!" = "Saude!"

How big is Brazil compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Brazil (8,514,877 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).

Etiquette in Brazil

Tipping:
  • Generally, do not tip at a restaurant (unless you received exceptional service)
  • DON'T tip a cab driver, but DO tip a hotel porter
Do's & Don'ts:
  • DON'T eat with your fingers/hands
  • DO expect meals to span 1-2 hours
  • DO touch when communicating
Table Manners:
  • Wash your hands before beginning a meal
  • Lunch can span several hours
Greetings:
  • Shake hands with everyone who is present
  • Hugs/pats on the back are common
Learn more about etiquette

A brief history of Brazil

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,514,877 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).