Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Madagascar, you would:
live 14.4 years longer
In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 4.5 times more likely to be obese
In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 24.1 times more money
Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 70.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 7.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate
Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 31.8% more likely to be literate
In Madagascar, the literacy rate is 74.8% as of 2018. In Spain, it is 98.6% as of 2020.
be 93.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Madagascar, approximately 39.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 75.1% fewer children
In Madagascar, there are approximately 28.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Madagascar, approximately 39% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Spain, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 9.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Madagascar, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Spain, about 93.0% do as of 2020.
be 78.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 44.8% more on education
Madagascar spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.5 times more on healthcare
Madagascar spends 3.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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