Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

spend 12.8% less on taxes


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

make 13.5% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 98.8% more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 32.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 14.0% less children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 40.3% less on education


Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.0 times more coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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