Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Cayman Islands, you would:

Economy

make 12.3% less money


Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 41.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 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 26.9% fewer children


In Cayman Islands, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 31.0 times more coastline


Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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 Cayman Islands? 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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