Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 76.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

spend 14.1% less on taxes


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

make 47.1% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

have 48.4% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 14.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 18.6% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.4% more on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.7% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 17.0 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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