If you lived in Spain instead of Micronesia, Federated States of, you would:

Health

live 8.1 years longer

In Micronesia, Federated States of, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 48.0% less likely to be obese

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 45.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.3 times more money

Micronesia, Federated States of has a GDP per capita of $3,400 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 21.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 26.7% live below the poverty line as of 2000. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

Life

be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 82.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 17.8 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 54.0% fewer children

In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are approximately 18.9 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 32.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 75% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Spain, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 35.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

be 27.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Spain, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 66.4% less on education

Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 18.8% less coastline

Micronesia, Federated States of has a total of 6,112 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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