Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, you would:

Economy

be 171.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 0.1% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Geography

see 190.9 times more coastline


Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a total of 26 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 Cocos (Keeling) 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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