Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 25.7% less likely to be obese

In Chile, 28.0% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.


make 24.1% more money

Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 38.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

be 31.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

spend 41.2% more on taxes

Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.


be 54.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 34.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 33.8% fewer children

In Chile, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 21.8% more on healthcare

Chile spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.


see 72.1% less coastline

Chile has a total of 6,435 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

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 Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.


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