Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Brazil instead of Panama, you would:

Health

live 4.8 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 81.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

make 38.6% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

spend 10.0% more on taxes


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

Life

be 53.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 76.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

have 21.2% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.6% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 84.4% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil compared to Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama.

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