Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Portugal, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 82 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 14.4% more likely to be obese
In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 12.4% more money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
pay a 20.4% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 6.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 20.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 17.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
have 12.0% fewer children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 19.2% more likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Spain, about 93.0% do as of 2020.
spend 10.6% less on education
Portugal spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 2.8 times more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
Spain: At a glance
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