Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years longer


In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Australia, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 39.4% more likely to be obese


In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people.

Economy

make 65.5% more money


Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,400, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,300.

be 42.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Portugal, 9.7% of adults are unemployed. In Australia, that number is 5.6%.

spend 20.4% less on taxes


Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5%. In Australia, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 40.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Portugal, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Australia, 6.0 women do.

have 34.4% more children


In Portugal, there are approximately 9.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Australia, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.3% more likely to have internet access


In Portugal, approximately 70.4% of the population has internet access. In Australia, about 88.2% do.

Geography

see 14.4 times more coastline


Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.

Australia: At a glance

Australia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 7,682,300 sq km. Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at least 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include aging of the population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world. In January 2013, Australia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Australia compared to Portugal? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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