Comparing United States to Portugal

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If you lived in Portugal instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 56.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Portugal  PORTUGAL ($22,900.00 per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Portugal  PORTUGAL (4,648 kWh per capita)
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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  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Portugal  PORTUGAL (4.48 per 1000 infants)
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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  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Portugal  PORTUGAL (16.8% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Portugal  PORTUGAL (9.42 babies per 1000 people)
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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  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Portugal  PORTUGAL (18% of people)
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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  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Portugal  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).