Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Brazil instead of Yemen, you would:

Health

live 7.8 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Brazil, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 29.2% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.2 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600 as of 2017.

be 52.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Brazil, that number is 12.8% as of 2017.

be 92.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

pay a 83.3% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 63.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 33.0% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Brazil, it is 93.2% as of 2018.

be 62.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Brazil, on the other hand, 15.9 children do as of 2020.

have 47.3% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Brazil, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Brazil, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Brazil, about 59.7% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil compared to Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil.

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