Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 82.0% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

be 5.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

spend 25.6% more on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.

Life

be 63.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 64.2% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 26.8% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 32.3% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 72.7% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 87.6% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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