Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

Life

be 88.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 72.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 30.3% less children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 55.6% more likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.9% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 59.1 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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