Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Germany, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 28.9% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,900 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 39.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 14.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 22.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.2 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 21.5% fewer children
In Germany, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 16.0% less on education
Germany spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 22.2% less on healthcare
Germany spends 11.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.1 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Spain: At a glance
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