Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Netherlands, you would:
be 16.7% more likely to be obese
In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
pay a 13.5% lower top tax rate
Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
make 33.2% less money
Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $54,200 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Netherlands, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 52.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Netherlands, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 27.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Netherlands, approximately 3.4 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 35.1% fewer children
In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 22.2% less on education
Netherlands spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 11.0 times more coastline
Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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