Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 16.9 years longer

In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 68 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 6.1 times more likely to be obese

In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 9.6 times more money

Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 57.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 27.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.


be 96.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cambodia, approximately 161.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 27.3% more likely to be literate

In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 77.2%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 93.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Cambodia, approximately 47.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 60.0% fewer children

In Cambodia, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Cambodia, 34% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Cambodia, approximately 25.6% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 32.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cambodia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 2.3 times more on education

Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 57.9% more on healthcare

Cambodia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.


see 11.2 times more coastline

Cambodia has a total of 443 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 Cambodia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of Taxation, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.


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