Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.7 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 3.6 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

spend 38.9% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

be 27.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

Life

have 14.6% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 63.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 45.8% more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.2% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 50.9% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 48.3% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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, State Administration of Taxation.

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