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

Health

live 6.7 years longer

In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 9.9 times more likely to be obese

In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money

Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 61.4% higher top tax rate

Vietnam 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 81.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 83.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 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 44.1% fewer children

In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 14.0% less on education

Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 47.9% less coastline

Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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.
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