Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 2.0 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 17.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 3.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 3.5 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

have 10.7% less children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.4% more likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 57.9% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% 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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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