Is India a better country than Brazil?
Life is not Statistics, life is not GDP numbers.
I am an Indian, I would pick Brazil as better country to live in.
A country needs to have rich past and a Richer future. That future is how its people behave , how disciplined they are, the leaders they choose how corrupt or action oriented they are.
Even in most metropolitan cities and and even in the POSHEST of the area of those metros , you will find litter, you might see someone relieving himself. Women might get stares. You will find even the most educated breaking one law or other. You will find them hailing a cab in middle of the road blocking entire road itself. And same individuals when they are driving they would abuse the person who does that.
India from a peaceful, accepting, embracing country has become and slowly becoming anxious, impatient and competitive country. The value system which were not based on such materialistic possessions are gradually eroding.
Revanth Vishnu, studied at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
I don’t know how a country qualifies as better, but I’ll give it a try.
Brazil’s economy is in bad shape. Its economy is expected to contract by 3.8% in 2016, almost as much as it did in 2015.
India, on the other hand, stands tall as the world’s fastest growing major economy, with a GDP growth rate of 7.6%.
Quality of Life
India’s HDI rank is 130, with a life expectancy of 68 years.
Brazil is doing much better in this respect, with a HDI rank of 75 and a life expectancy of 74.5.
Strong economic growth that is unable to improve the quality of life of a population is just as unfortunate as a weak economy that cannot sustain a populations’ quality of life.
Which is better, you decide!
I agree with Meet Shah’s astute observations. I am a US citizen of Indian origin and have spent much time in Brazil (and other South American countries). Brazil and India are really not comparable. Most of Brazil does not feel like a third world country. Most of the crime and poverty in Brazil that everyone talks about exists only in certain pockets. Having been to 50 countries, I have not seen anywhere the kind of abject, widespread poverty we see in India - certainly not in Brazil. And the total lack of civic sense! Again, unmatched in the world
Deshraj Bhatt, PGDM from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (2012)
I lived in Brazil for a year...entire 2014..world cup time..I lived in São Paulo…Travelled north to south of Brasil!!
Brazils is better for me any day..
Work Life balance
Hospitality ( Ours is too much overrated)
Crime ( Be aware of good and bad places, otherwise no problem)..like any big city..
I love Brasil!!
I learned Portugués with my local friends within 2 months and after that life was rocking ..If you don't have appetite to learn new language, stay away from Brasil or to be honest from entire Latin America
BRAZIL IS WAY BETTER! Im Indian and have been to Brazil.
Firstly the country is much much more developed than ours.
Secondly the people are more relaxed and chilled out, streets are not as polluted, no traffic chaos, clean streets, etc.
Only downside of Brazil was crime. India is definitely safer.
Meet Shah, Student. Intern. Aspirant.
I'm from India and I spent a year in São Paulo, Brazil for my exchange. So I think I'm qualified to answer.
I'm answering from the point of view of living (i.e. which is a better place to live)
Although both have it's pros and cons, my answer would be-
For many reasons, Brazil is a better place to live.
India scores in following departments-
Don't get me wrong. I love India and I'm proud of my Indian roots. But I have to paint the truth
Will keep adding more whenever I think of something.
Suggestions/queries are most welcomed!
Paulo Henrique dos Santos Oliveira, lived in Brazil
It depends on what do you value, what is your position in life and what is your cultural background.
Brazil has a much higher average income and GDP per capita and much less poverty. It's a diverse nation but its culture is basically Western. Brazilian cities look more organized (I never thought I would write this) and the Brazilian countryside is much more prosperous than the Indian one.
India has faster recent economic growth, a better science and technology panorama. India is truly one of the most diverse nations in the world. It's quite more equal than Brazil and it has much lower crime rates on average. India also has a stronger military.
If you're rich, you'd be pretty much okay in any of them both, but in India you'd have less worries about crime. If you're poor, you definitely want Brazil, especially if you intend on living on a smaller town. If you want cultural adventure, India is the place to be - Brazil would be an intriguing twist on familiar settings. If you want a longer and healthier life, chances are you'd be better off in Brazil, but if you want a life with better education, India is a good choice. Your government will be slightly better in Brazil, and your private sector slightly better in India. India is more traditionalist and Brazil is more liberal.
I could go on and on, but some country being better than the other is too subjective a thing.
Marcos de Castro, An very unhappy Scottish-Brazilian citizen living a crappy life.
I'm talking by my own experience.
Despite never have gone to India but having an Indian girlfriend, I can say India is a better country.
There are many reasons to say that, but I'll just say the main ones:
Sagarika Mahapatra, Naturopathy Doctor (2003-present)
For me yes, not because Iam a Indian but after focusing on all subjects.Let's compare them one by one. I will give 1 point for each win.
India is the fastest growing country. It is sixth in gdp nominal which is more than that of France and Russia.Very fast it is going to be at fifth by overcoming UK. It is third in gdp ppp after China and USA. But it is quite poor in gdp per capita and remains at 116th position.
gdp ppp＝$10.401 trillion(3rd)
gdp nominal＝$2.690 trillion(6th)
gdp per capita＝$7795(116th)
gdp ppp＝$3.389 trillion(8th)
gdp nominal＝$2.139 trillion(9th)
gdp per capita＝$16199(81st)
country won -India
India is surrounded by Himalayas at North,Bay of Bengal at east,Arabian sea at west and Indian ocean at south. It has very cold climate at north,wet climate at northerneastern part,desert climate and humid climate at west and windy climate in the east.
Brazil is surrounded by Atlantic ocean at one side and it is mainly forested by Amazon rain forest.
While Brazil has only one type of climate India has many types of climate.Due to India's geographic location it has all types of climate and some natural features are:
North-It has world’s highest mountain range called Himalayas and also have very cold climate which is suitable for foreigners of cold countries.
Northern Eastern- It has the earth's wettest place called Cherrapunji in the Meghalayan state. It is also known for its tea production and it is covered with rain forests and coniferous forests.
East - It is one of the windiest place in India. It is mostly covered with decidous and tidal forests. It has the world's largest delta called sunderban delta.
South- It's fertile land is best for agriculture and contains many minerals. Karnataka state is famous for coffee production.
west-It is visited by many tourists.The Goa beach is a famous tourist attraction.The Rajasthan state has the Thar desert which is one of the largest desert. It is very hot.
central-It has the world’s oldest and one of the most popular plateau called Deccan plateau.
area of India＝3287263 square kilometers (7th)
area of Brazil＝8515767 square kilometers(5th)
Brazil has the world’ largest river and second longest river .It has more water than any other country.
India’s rivers are very polluted especially Ganga and Yamuna. But do you know India has world's largest delta called sunderban delta.
It is definitely won by India.
population of India-1,324,171,354(2nd)
population of brazil-210,147,125
country won- India
India has the second largest army and ranks fifth in millitary expenditure. It is fourth strongest country in the world. It has 130 nuclear weapons.
In this Brazil wins as it has better infastructure than India.
This no doubt India.India is culturally the most beautiful country in the whole world.
A very important part.If we see Brazil the people didn't value relationships very much .It has become a trend to live alone ,don't respect elders, etc. But in India people love each other they respect elders,protects cultures. It is not that partying makes you happier. It is important to spend time with family.
country won -India
India has one of the seven wonders called Taj Mahal and 32 UNESCO world heritage sites.Most favourite tourist attraction in Brazil is Christ of Redember.
foreigners visiting India annually-15.5million
foreigners visiting Brazil annually-6.9million
country won -India
Brazil people accept people of all religion,race, caste,etc. But India is very diversed.
So, India is better than Brazil.
Vikram Garg, Think structurally, not in terms of personalities or culture
I will presume the OP means to ask if the average Brazilian is better off than the average Indian.
The answer is, at this point of time, the average Brazilian is far better off than the average Indian. But in the next two decades, the situation might change somewhat in the favor of the average Indian.
Brazil, despite having a similar ‘developing country’ tag as India, is a very different country in fundamental ways.
First and foremost, it is heavily urbanized, as far back as 1960, Brazil’s urban population was 46%, and today the vast majority (86%) of Brazilians live in urban areas. In contrast, India’s urbanization rate is only 33% even today. Which means India is much less urban even today than Brazil was in 1960 ! The main implication is that less than 20% of Brazilian’s still make a living from farming, whereas the majority of Indians (52%) live off the land.
Brazil’s culture (despite some extremely superficial similarities) is vastly different from Indic cultural traditions. Most notably, the society is not conservative regarding marriage and sex, whereas India is one of the most conservative societies in this regard. However, like other South/Central American countries, Brazil has been strongly influenced by the Catholic church, and there are strict anti-abortion laws. Access to oral contraception is also more limited than in India.
This ties into a very important issue, crime. Brazil’s high urbanization rate, legacy of racial inequity, high teen birth and the American appetite for drugs/guns have combined to give Brazil a very high murder rate. India has escaped this problem so far, mainly because it is still very rural and access to guns is extremely difficult in India. Levels of single motherhood, and single parenting are also extremely low (<4%) in India compared to Brazil, where nearly half the children grow up without a father.
However, India is leaning to towards higher levels of single motherhood, urban social inequity and rampant drug abuse. As India urbanizes, it would do well to learn from Brazil’s experience, and take the right steps to keep crime/murder rates low.
Kuldeep Kumar, India Born, American!
Brazil!!! no India!! confused, lets compare:
1) Economy: Brazil is by far the biggest South American economy around $1.7 Trillion whereas India the biggest South Asian giant around $2 Trillion. But per capita GDP is by far much better of Brazil and probably will stay ahead for at least 30 more years or even more. But GDP by purchasing power parity India is ahead and will stay ahead for a long forthcoming years, that means in India one can enjoy and survive more for the same amount of money you possess. In short, a millionaire in general will be able to enjoy/buyout more stuff in India than in Brazil. But as a tourists to other nations you would want to be Brazilian over Indian.
2) Politics: They both are very stable Democracy minus a hiccup faced by Brazil now as of May 2016, and it’ll be good for both Brazil and the world to get over this asap. Traditionally these kind of minor (looks major at the time of event) hiccups are common in Indian system too but overall both the countries have very stable democracy.
3) Health: I will give this to Brazil, since lower the population, it’s easier for Brazil to take care of it’s population. Whereas India where the medical is much affordable but still not reachable to every individual of India due to much bigger population. But! you don’t want to visit Hospitals without insurance in Brazil, India is cheap that way. Also in medical research India is booming against Brazil.
4) Sports: Brazilians are crazy for Football(a.k.a soccer), whereas in India Cricket is not just a sport but considered a religion. Rest of the sports for both the countries are pretty much considered non-existent.
5) Education: Brazil, almost every one is literate, India is leaping in literacy rate with time, which is about 75% now, but considering quality of education, technology, research and development, India would be better choice. Brazil’s higher education is expensive especially the private ones, state owned are pretty much broke.
6) Tradition: Brazil enjoys very liberal outlook and culture, whereas India is traditional, a tad conservative outlook. Both the countries agriculture is dominated and development is on the rise.
7) Crime: Any day you’ll pick India, not sure about the crime outlook of India in the world but statistically crime rate in India is lower than U.S.
8) Diversity - India is very diverse ethnic, cultural, linguistic, food, religion wise etc. Brazil is ethnically very diverse, multiple ethnicity survives but follow same culture, an example for the world where racism is non-existent. India is multiple ethnicity and culture basically gives rise to discrimination but overall picture of India is unified, since still everyone believes in Unity in diversity.
So, who’s your pick? Tough to compare these two nations. For some it’ll be India, to some it’ll be the other. But you’ll probably never meet any Brazilian who dislikes India or any Indian who dislikes Brazil, there’s no reason to not to like each other.
No. As a whole Brazil is a lot more developed country with people having better civic sense.
India is only better than Brazil in terms of safety.