Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 17.9% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 23.8% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

have 29.8% fewer children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 20.8% less on education


Australia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 80.7% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? 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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