Is India a better country than Brazil?
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.
- Better infrastructure: No arguments here. Brazil has a way better infrastructure than India (I felt rather funny when Brazilians used to say that Brazil has one of the best infrastructure).
- Liberal mindset: Brazilians have a liberal mindset and they let you do whatever you want without interfering. On the other hand, Indians are generally conservative and don't give you space.
- Traffic: India has a messy and noisy traffic, and lack of traffic discipline. The Brazilian traffic was comparatively pleasant.
- Transport: Brazil has really good buses and metros. I find the Indian transport system inefficient and poorly organised.
- People: The so-called 'Indian hospitality' is overrated. Brazilians are way more hospitable and generous. Also, their open-mindedness and social skills make them really fun to hang out with.
- Civic sense: Brazilians have a good civic sense. They rarely litter. Also, they follow the lane discipline, parking sense and never cut into queues. On the other hand, Indians are known for their lack of civic sense.
- Accepting nature: Brazilians have an accepting nature. They accept people from all races, nationality, religion,etc and make everyone feel welcomed. Also they are liberal towards homosexuality. We Indians aren't always welcoming.
- Work life: Comparatively, work life in Brazil is bit more relaxed and Brazilians aren't usually stressed due to work, whereas their Indian counterparts have an extremely stressful work life.
- Enjoying life: Brazilians are amazing at partying and celebrating. They're extremely happy people. In India, the partying scene is dull and the clubs are usually closed by 1-1:30 am.
- Quality of life: The quality of life in Brazil is way better than India due to many reasons like social security, life expectancy, lesser pollution, free healthcare and education, liberal outlook, etc.
India scores in following departments-
- Safety: India is a bit safer than Brazil. Some places in Brazil have high crime rates. (Although crime exists on large scale in some Indian states)
- Diversity: India has diversity in cultures, religions, languages, music, etc.
- Better military.
- Variety of climates.
- Good variety in food.
- Good economic outlook
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!
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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:
- The country helps dictators and ignore people needing help: Brazil always helps Cuba and Venezuela financially, with the taxes we pay. Instead of invest on education or help unlucky countries, like The Philippines.
- It has lost it's culture and identity: Music today here is too teen/obscene, teenagers don't even speak Portuguese, hate politics, worship footballers like Gods and likes to buy expensive stuff without being able to afford it just to have status.
- Either you are far left or far right: Yes, Brazilians does not have one eight of knowledge of politics, either you are in favour of Cuban communism or “masked neoNazism”.
- You only are relevant if you are Christian: Hardly anyone who is not Christian and it's not from the western world is on a good condition, or even survives here from religious maniacs.
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.