United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,500.
Category: United States vs. Spain - GDP Per Capita
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Spain, the top marginal tax rate is 45%.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Tax Rate
In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Spain, the average life expectancy is 81.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Life Expectancy
United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Spain, that number is 4,818 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Electricity Consumption
In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, that number is 9.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Birth Rate
In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Spain, that number is 21.1% of people.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Poverty Line
In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Infant Mortality
In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 19.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Unemployment
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
Category: United States vs. Spain - Coastline
The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
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.Compare Spain to another country