Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Portugal, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 82 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 74.0% more likely to be obese
In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 87.0% more money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $32,200 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 40.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 6.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 12.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 17.2% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 29.9% lower top tax rate
Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 51.6% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Portugal, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Portugal, approximately 2.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
be 16.7% more likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 76.8% more on healthcare
Portugal spends 9.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 11.1 times more coastline
Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.
United States: At a glance
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