Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.7 years longer


In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 71.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Morocco, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 40.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Morocco, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 18.4% more on taxes


Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 95.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Morocco, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 43.5% more likely to be literate


In Morocco, the literacy rate is 68.5%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Morocco, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 48.0% fewer children


In Morocco, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 38.3% more likely to have internet access


In Morocco, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 17.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Morocco, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.9% less on education


Morocco spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 52.5% more on healthcare


Morocco spends 5.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.7 times more coastline


Morocco has a total of 1,835 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 Morocco? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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