Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.4 years longer

In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 5.1 times more likely to be obese

In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.


make 11.3 times more money

Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 24.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.


be 96.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 49.8% more likely to be literate

In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Portugal, it is 95.7%.

be 84.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 53.8% less children

In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Nepal, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.


spend 37.8% more on education

Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Portugal spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.8% more on healthcare

Nepal spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

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 Nepal? 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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