Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Spain instead of Algeria, you would:


live 4.8 years longer

In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 77 years (76 years for men, 78 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 13.1% less likely to be obese

In Algeria, 27.4% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 2.5 times more money

Algeria has a GDP per capita of $15,200, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 46.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes

Algeria has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.


be 96.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Algeria, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 22.6% more likely to be literate

In Algeria, the literacy rate is 80.2%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 83.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Algeria, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 58.6% fewer children

In Algeria, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 87.9% more likely to have internet access

In Algeria, approximately 42.9% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 19.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Algeria, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 25.0% more on healthcare

Algeria spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.


see 5.0 times more coastline

Algeria has a total of 998 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 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.

How big is Spain compared to Algeria? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain, Direction Générale des Impôts, Algeria.


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