Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 15.1% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 60.8% more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 9.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

spend 4.3 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.

Life

be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 19.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 12.6% less children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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