Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 69.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Spain, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 31.2 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 16.7 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 54.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 25.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 99.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 4.4 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 96.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 74.2% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 16.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 96.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 48.3% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.5 times more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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