Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of France, you would:
be 10.2% more likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
pay a 10.4% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
make 13.8% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 74.0% more likely to be unemployed
In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 52.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 21.6% less likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 38.9% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 22.2% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 18.0% less on healthcare
France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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