Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.2 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 21.6% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 12.2 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 67.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 64.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 3.8 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.1% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Portugal, it is 96.1% as of 2018.

be 93.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 68.6% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


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

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

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 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, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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