Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 32.2% less money


Jersey has a GDP per capita of $56,600 as of 2016, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Jersey, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 11.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Jersey, approximately 3.6 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 31.5% fewer children


In Jersey, there are approximately 12.7 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 44.5% more likely to have internet access


In Jersey, approximately 59.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 70.9 times more coastline


Jersey has a total of 70 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 Jersey? 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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