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


live 2.8 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 79 years (75 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Brazil, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022.


be 72.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Poland, 15.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

pay a 14.1% lower top tax rate

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5% as of 2016.

make 56.2% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $14,100 as of 2020.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 5.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Brazil, that number is 11.9% as of 2019.


have 64.2% more children

In Poland, there are approximately 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Brazil, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 30.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Brazil, on the other hand, 13.3 children do as of 2022.


spend 32.6% more on education

Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Brazil spends 6.1% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 47.7% more on healthcare

Poland spends 6.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Brazil, that number is 9.6% of GDP as of 2019.


see 17.0 times more coastline

Poland has a total of 440 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland.

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.
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