Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 46.7% less money


Norway has a GDP per capita of $71,800, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Norway, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 16.8% more on taxes


Norway has a top tax rate of 38.5%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 32.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Norway, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 24.6% fewer children


In Norway, there are approximately 12.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 17.2% less likely to have internet access


In Norway, approximately 97.3% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 44.2% less on education


Norway spends 7.7% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 80.3% less coastline


Norway has a total of 25,148 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 Norway? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Norwegian Tax Administration, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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