Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.5 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 59.7% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 8.0 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 27.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

Life

be 85.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 62.0% fewer children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of the population has electricity access. In Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 53.0% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.4% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 74.7 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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