Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 17.5% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.

Economy

make 11.3 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 5.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

Life

be 87.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 12.3% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Portugal, it is 95.7%.

be 70.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 62.5% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 90.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 29.1% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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