There is a general understanding that since the start of the millennium, Brazilians are living longer and earning more. However, in a country so large and diverse, it is important to know exactly where these wealth gains have occurred, and whether this more prosperous Brazil is, in fact, being enjoyed across the entire nation. With that in mind, we at The Brazilian Report have taken data on life expectancy and GDP from all 27 states since 2000, to paint a clear picture of how far Brazil has come and where it stands today.
The interactive balloon chart below uses four variables, with each state represented by its own blob, proportional in size to its population and color-coded by region. Average life expectancy is shown on the x-axis, while the vertical axis represents GDP per capita of each state. As the animation is played, we see the progression of these variables between 2000 and 2016. (to animate the chart, click play.)