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

Health

be 28.3% less likely to be obese

In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

live 1.6 years less

In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 39.5% less money

Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 58.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

pay a 25.6% higher top tax rate

Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 16.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Australia, approximately 3.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth

In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

have 34.7% fewer children

In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 13.7% less likely to have internet access

In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 93.0% less coastline

Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.


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

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.
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