Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Brazil instead of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you would:

Health

live 2.8 years less


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Brazil, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 23.5% more likely to be obese


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 21.9% more money


Bosnia and Herzegovina has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600 as of 2017.

be 37.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Brazil, that number is 12.8% as of 2017.

be 75.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 16.9% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

pay a 2.8 times higher top tax rate


Bosnia and Herzegovina has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5% as of 2016.

Life

have 58.1% more children


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Brazil, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 5.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Brazil, on the other hand, 15.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% less likely to have internet access


In Bosnia and Herzegovina, approximately 70.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Brazil, about 59.7% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 374.6 times more coastline


Bosnia and Herzegovina has a total of 20 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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