Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.0 years longer


In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 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 13.8% less likely to be obese


In Dominican Republic, 27.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Dominican Republic has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 30.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Dominican Republic, 30.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Dominican Republic, 5.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate


Dominican Republic has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Dominican Republic, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Dominican Republic, approximately 20.9 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 53.0% fewer children


In Dominican Republic, there are approximately 18.5 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 15.1% more likely to have internet access


In Dominican Republic, approximately 74.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Dominican Republic has a total of 1,288 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 Dominican Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direccion General de Impuestos Internos, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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