Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.8 years longer


In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 5.8 times more likely to be obese


In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 14.2 times more money


Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 16.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Nepal, 25.2% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

be 5.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 88.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

be 53.8% more likely to be literate


In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

have 52.8% less children


In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Nepal, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 4.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.2% more on education


Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.2% more on healthcare


Nepal spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

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 Nepal? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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