Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.1 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

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


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

be 56.1% more likely to be unemployed


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

pay a 76.6% higher top tax rate


Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 87.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 20.0 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 64.6% fewer children


In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 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 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, approximately 88% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Portugal, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 24.3% more likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 81.5% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

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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