Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Saint Kitts and Nevis, you would:

Health

live 5.4 years longer


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 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 36.2% more money


Saint Kitts and Nevis has a GDP per capita of $28,200 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 59.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, approximately 7.8 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 31.0% fewer children


In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are approximately 12.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 61.5% more on education


Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 36.8 times more coastline


Saint Kitts and Nevis has a total of 135 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis? 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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