Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Guatemala, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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