Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 72.5% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 7.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 87.5% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 21.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 11.5% less children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 17.8% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 65.4% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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