Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Portugal, you would:
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 96.1% more money
Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 50.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 20.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Portugal, 19.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. 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 53.1% more children
In Portugal, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 2.0 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
be 16.9% more likely to have internet access
In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
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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