Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 75.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 10.1 years longer


In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 37.6% more money


Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

be 58.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

pay a 3.5 times higher top tax rate


Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 76.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 50.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 13.0% fewer children


In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 13.5% more on education


Russia spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 86.8% less coastline


Russia has a total of 37,653 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 Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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