Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 43.4% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 81.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Netherlands, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 25.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 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 60.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

have 26.4% fewer children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 21.2% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.9% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 4.0 times more coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? 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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