Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.1 years longer

In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 26.5% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.


make 45.5% more money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 26.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

be 19.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 61.4% more on taxes

Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.


be 80.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 56.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 46.1% less children

In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 13.6% less on education

Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Portugal spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 97.9% more on healthcare

Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.


see 64.1% less coastline

Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 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.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.


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