Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 2.7 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 5.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% 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 Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

pay a 2.0 times higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% less on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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