United States compared to Brazil

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If you moved to Brazil from United States, you would..


make 73.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Brazil Brazil ($15,200 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,200.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - GDP Per Capita

pay 30.6% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Brazil Brazil (27.5% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Brazil, the top marginal tax rate is 27.5%.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Tax Rate

live 6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Brazil Brazil (73.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Brazil, the average life expectancy is 73.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Life Expectancy

consume 79.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Brazil Brazil (2,516 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Brazil, that number is 2,516 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Electricity Consumption

have 14.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Brazil Brazil (14.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, that number is 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Birth Rate

be 41.7% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Brazil Brazil (21.4% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Brazil, that number is 21.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Poverty Line

be 3.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Brazil Brazil (18 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 18 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Infant Mortality

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Brazil Brazil (12.6% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 12.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Unemployment

see 62.4% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Brazil Brazil (7,491 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.
Category: United States vs. Brazil - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil.


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A brief history of Brazil

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,515,770 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.

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