Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Portugal instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 20.0% less likely to be obese


In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 14.1% less money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 95.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 2.6 times higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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 Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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