Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 76.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Spain, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 13.2 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 17.8% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 39.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

be 54.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 97.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 11.1% more likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 89.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 40.3% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.4% more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 73.1% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 10.8 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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