Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Brazil, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 21.9% more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600 as of 2017.

be 81.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Brazil, that number is 12.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 28.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

have 18.1% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Brazil, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 82.4% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Brazil spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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 Paraguay? 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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