Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.8 years longer


In Cook Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 57.4% less likely to be obese


In Cook Islands, 55.9% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Cook Islands has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 30.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Cook Islands, 13.1% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 74.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Cook Islands, approximately 13.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 34.3% less children


In Cook Islands, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 49.3% more likely to have internet access


In Cook Islands, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Cook Islands spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 41.4 times more coastline


Cook Islands has a total of 120 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 Cook 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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