Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Canada, you would:
be 19.0% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
live 1.4 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 20.7% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.
be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.
be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.
pay a 36.4% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.3 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 14.7% fewer children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 20.8% less on education
Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 97.5% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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