Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Portugal instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 12.1 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 8.2 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 48.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 34.5% more on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.

Life

be 95.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 49.1% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Portugal, it is 95.7%.

be 88.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 62.0% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of the population has electricity access. In Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 7.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Portugal, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.2% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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