Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 28.3% less likely to be obese

In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

live 2.9 years less

In Australia, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).


make 39.6% less money

Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 73.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 25.6% more on taxes

Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.


be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth

In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

have 25.6% fewer children

In Australia, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.2% less likely to have internet access

In Australia, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.


see 93.0% less coastline

Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.


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