Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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%.

Life

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 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.

be 49.8% more likely to be literate


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

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.

Expenditures

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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