Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 54.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Portugal, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 5.5 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 70.4% more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 12.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 61.4% higher top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 78.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 69.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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.

have 24.3% fewer children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 31.4% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 19.5% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 44.3% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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