Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Brazil instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

be 21.9% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.

live 3.3 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 83.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

spend 21.4% less on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

make 25.4% less money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 45.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 15.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 78.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

have 15.6% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.0% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 72.9% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 50.2% more coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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