Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 76.6% more on taxes


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

Life

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 48.4% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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