Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Colombia instead of Brazil, you would:
live 1.0 years less
In Brazil, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022. In Colombia, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 12.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Brazil, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Colombia, that number is 10.5% as of 2019.
be 8.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Brazil, 4.2% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Colombia, however, that number is 35.7% as of 2019.
pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate
Brazil has a top tax rate of 27.5% as of 2016. In Colombia, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 12.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Brazil, approximately 13.3 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Colombia, on the other hand, 11.7 children do as of 2022.
be 38.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In Brazil, approximately 60.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Colombia, 83.0 women do as of 2017.
be 13.6% less likely to have internet access
In Brazil, approximately 81.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Colombia, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 26.2% less on education
Brazil spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Colombia spends 4.5% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 19.8% less on healthcare
Brazil spends 9.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Colombia, that number is 7.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 57.2% less coastline
Brazil has a total of 7,491 km of coastline. In Colombia, that number is 3,208 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN).
Colombia: At a glance
How big is Colombia compared to Brazil? See an in-depth size comparison.