Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 years less


In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 89 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 4.8 times more likely to be obese


In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 29.0% less money


Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,800, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

be 18.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

Life

have 16.9% more children


In Japan, there are approximately 7.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Japan, approximately 2.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 23.5% less likely to have internet access


In Japan, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.7% more on education


Japan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Portugal spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 94.0% less coastline


Japan has a total of 29,751 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 Japan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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