If you lived in Portugal instead of United States, you would:
MAKE 56.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
PORTUGAL ($22,900.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Portugal, that number is $22,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Portugal GDP
CONSUME 61.9% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
PORTUGAL (4,648 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Portugal, it is 4,648 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Portugal electricity consumption
BE 27.4% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
PORTUGAL (4.48 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Portugal, on the other hand, there are a total of 4.48 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Portugal infant mortality
BE 2.3 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
PORTUGAL (16.8% of people)
That's 130.1% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Portugal 16.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Portugal unemployment rate
HAVE 29.8% FEWER BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
PORTUGAL (9.42 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Portugal, however, there are a total of 9.42 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Portugal birth rate
BE 19.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
PORTUGAL (18% of people)
In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Portugal, 18% are.
Category: United States vs. Portugal poverty
SEE A 91% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
PORTUGAL (1,793km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Portugal has a total of 1,793 km.
Category: United States vs. Portugal coastline
At a Glance: Portugal
Land Area: ~92 thousand sq km (United States is ~107 times bigger than Portugal)
Population: ~11 million people (308 million more people live in United States)
How big is Portugal compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Portugal (92,090 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
A brief history of Portugal
Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 92,090 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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