Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 21.0 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.6 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 48.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 66.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

Life

be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 473.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.8% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0% as of 2016. In Spain, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 64.5 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 78.8% fewer children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 41.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 5.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 17% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Spain, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 10.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 8.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

be 81.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 55% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 134.2 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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