Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years longer


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 14.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

be 56.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 90.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 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.

have 51.2% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 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 14.9% more likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 44.1% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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 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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