If you moved to Spain from the United States, you would:
MAKE 43% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
SPAIN ($30,100.00 per capita)
In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita,
while in Spain, that number is $30,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Spain GDP
LIVE 1.9 YEARS LONGER
UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
SPAIN (81.47 years life expectancy)
In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56.
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 81.47.
Category: United States vs. Spain life expectancy
CONSUME 57.1% LESS ELECTRICITY
UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
SPAIN (5,231 kWh per capita)
In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita.
In Spain, it is 5,231 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Spain electricity consumption
BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS
UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
SPAIN (0.4% of people)
In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV.
In Spain, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Spain AIDS percentage
BE 46% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY
UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
SPAIN (3.33 per 1000 infants)
In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one.
In Spain, on the other hand, there are a total of 3.33 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Spain infant mortality
BE 3.6 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED
UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
SPAIN (26.3% of people)
That's 260.3% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed,
and in Spain 26.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Spain unemployment rate
HAVE 26.4% FEWER BABIES
UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
SPAIN (9.88 babies per 1000 people)
In United States, there are approximately 13.42
babies per 1000 people. In Spain, however, there are a total of 9.88 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Spain birth rate
BE 39.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
SPAIN (21.1% of people)
In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line.
In Spain, 21.1% are.
Category: United States vs. Spain poverty
SEE A 75.1% DECREASE IN COASTLINE
UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
SPAIN (4,964km of coastline)
United States has a total of 19,924
km of coastline, while Spain has a total of 4,964 km.
Category: United States vs. Spain coastline
At a Glance: Spain
Land Area: ~505 thousand sq km (United States is ~19 times bigger than Spain)
Population: ~48 million people (271 million more people live in United States)
Etiquette: In Spain, "Cheers!" = "Salud!"
How big is Spain compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.
This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Spain (505,370 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).
Etiquette in Spain
A service charge is often included in the bill
Generally, tipping is not necessary in the Spain
Do's & Don'ts:
DO dress formally in most situations
DO touch during conversation
Dinner is generally eaten very late
When you are finished, place your cutlery on the plate
Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 505,370 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.
The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).
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