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

Health

be 16.5% less likely to be obese

In Greece, 24.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 58.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Greece, 21.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 47.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Greece, 36.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 17.7% higher top tax rate

Greece has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 29.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Greece, approximately 3.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

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

Geography

see 86.9% less coastline

Greece has a total of 13,676 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, GSIS, Greece, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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.
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