Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Portugal instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 41.2% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 44.5% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 67.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

Life

be 16.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 67.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 50.8% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 32.1% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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