Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 39.7% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

be 13.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

spend 18.9% more on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.

Life

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 26.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 21.4% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.9% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 24.9% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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