Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.2 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 33.3% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 2.0 times higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 72.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 77.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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.

have 55.7% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 61.6% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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