Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Latvia, you would:
live 6.6 years longer
In Latvia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 38.6% more money
Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.
be 17.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.
be 97.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.
pay a 95.7% higher top tax rate
Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 78.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 36.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Latvia, approximately 5.0 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.
spend 20.8% less on education
Latvia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 10.0 times more coastline
Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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