Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 96.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Namibia, 12.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Spain, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 17.8 years longer


In Namibia, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 38.4% more likely to be obese


In Namibia, 17.2% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Namibia has a GDP per capita of $11,300, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 49.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Namibia, 34.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 26.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Namibia, 28.7% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 21.6% more on taxes


Namibia has a top tax rate of 37.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Namibia, approximately 265.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 20.0% more likely to be literate


In Namibia, the literacy rate is 81.9%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 90.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Namibia, approximately 35.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 66.3% less children


In Namibia, there are approximately 27.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Namibia, 32% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Namibia, approximately 31.0% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 48.2% less on education


Namibia spends 8.3% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.2 times more coastline


Namibia has a total of 1,572 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 Namibia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain, Inland Revenue Department.

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