United States compared to Portugal

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


make 50.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Portugal Portugal ($28,500 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $28,500.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - GDP Per Capita

pay 42.7% more in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Portugal Portugal (56.5% 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 Portugal, the top marginal tax rate is 56.5%.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Tax Rate

consume 64.9% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Portugal Portugal (4,245 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Portugal, that number is 4,245 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Electricity Consumption

have 27.2% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Portugal Portugal (9.1 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 Portugal, that number is 9.1 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Birth Rate

be 23.8% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Portugal Portugal (18.7% of people - 2012 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Portugal, that number is 18.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Poverty Line

be 24.1% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Portugal Portugal (4.4 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 Portugal, on the other hand, 4.4 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Infant Mortality

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Portugal Portugal (11.3% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 11.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Unemployment

see 91% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Portugal Portugal (1,793 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.
Category: United States vs. Portugal - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.


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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.

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