Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 6.1 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 82.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 44.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

be 27.2% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Brazil, it is 92.6%.

have 25.0% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 65.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Brazil, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

be 12.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Brazil, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.0 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 12.9 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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