Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.6 years longer


In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 4.8 times more likely to be obese


In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 23.9 times more money


Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 57.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

be 98.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Eritrea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Eritrea, approximately 501.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 33.2% more likely to be literate


In Eritrea, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 92.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Eritrea, approximately 45.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 68.9% less children


In Eritrea, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Eritrea, 32% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 67.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Eritrea, approximately 1.2% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 73.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Eritrea spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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 Eritrea? 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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