Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.6 years longer

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.


make 88.0% more money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 80.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

spend 14.1% less on taxes

Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.


be 61.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 18.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

have 40.5% fewer children

In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Brazil, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).


spend 2.2 times more on education

Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.6% more on healthcare

Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.


see 79.4% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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, Bureau of Internal Revenue.


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