Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

have 26.4% less children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 53.6% more on education


Anguilla spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 81.4 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 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 Anguilla? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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