Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Portugal, you would:
live 5.4 years less
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 54.3% more likely to be obese
In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
pay a 38.1% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 11.5% less money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.
be 22.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.
be 15.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.
have 82.7% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkey, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.
spend 12.2% less on education
Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 4.0 times more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
Turkey: At a glance
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