Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Portugal instead of Spain, you would:

Health

be 12.6% less likely to be obese


In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

live 0.9 years less


In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 48.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

make 20.6% less money


Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

pay a 25.6% higher top tax rate


Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 18.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Spain, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 13.3% less likely to have internet access


In Spain, approximately 86.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 16.7% more on education


Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 63.9% less coastline


Spain has a total of 4,964 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 Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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