Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 10.0 years longer

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.


make 3.7 times more money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 12.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

be 70.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 76.6% more on taxes

Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.


be 91.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 62.0% fewer children

In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Philippines, 88% of the population has electricity access. In Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 26.8% more likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.


spend 88.9% more on education

Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Portugal spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare

Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.


see 95.1% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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