Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 18.2 years longer


In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 76.3% more likely to be obese


In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 10.6 times more money


Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 57.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 97.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Djibouti, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 92.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Djibouti, approximately 45.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 60.7% less children


In Djibouti, there are approximately 23.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 100.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Djibouti, 50% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Djibouti, approximately 13.1% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 11.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Djibouti, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 15.1% less on healthcare


Djibouti spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 15.8 times more coastline


Djibouti has a total of 314 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 Djibouti? 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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