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

Health

live 9.6 years longer

In Guatemala, 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 12.3% more likely to be obese

In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money

Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 64.4% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

be 7.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

pay a 6.4 times higher top tax rate

Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% 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 Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 20.7% more likely to be literate

In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In Spain, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 85.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 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 62.7% fewer children

In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 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 32.5% more likely to have internet access

In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education

Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 12.4 times more coastline

Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendence of the Tax Administration, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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.
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