Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 15.9% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 83.3% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 17.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes


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

Life

be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 66.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 44.9% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.8% more likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.1% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 87.5% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

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 Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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