Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.3 years longer

In Brazil, the average life expectancy is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 28.1% more likely to be obese

In Brazil, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.


make 34.0% more money

Brazil has a GDP per capita of $15,600, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 31.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Brazil, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 6.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Brazil, 4.2% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

spend 27.3% more on taxes

Brazil has a top tax rate of 27.5%. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 44.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Brazil, approximately 17.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 18.4% more children

In Brazil, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.2% more likely to die during childbirth

In Brazil, approximately 44.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 17.6% more likely to have internet access

In Brazil, approximately 59.7% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.


spend 42.2% less on healthcare

Brazil spends 8.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.


see 33.4% less coastline

Brazil has a total of 7,491 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina compared to Brazil? 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, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.


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