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

Health

live 20.6 years longer

In Benin, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese

In Benin, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 16.7 times more money

Benin has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 41.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Benin, 36.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

be 17.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Benin, approximately 397.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be literate

In Benin, the literacy rate is 42.4% as of 2018. In Spain, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 94.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Benin, approximately 58.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 79.3% fewer children

In Benin, there are approximately 42.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Benin, approximately 41% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Spain, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Benin, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

be 30.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Benin, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 41.0 times more coastline

Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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