Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.4 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 4.6 times more money


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

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 40.6% more on taxes


Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 95.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 84.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 61.2% less children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 45.2% more likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 59.3% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 91.5% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 86.3% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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