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

Health

live 18.8 years longer

In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese

In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.0 times more money

Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 64.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.

be 54.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate

Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.6% more likely to be literate

In Senegal, the literacy rate is 51.9% as of 2017. In Spain, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 93.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Senegal, approximately 45.7 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 72.6% fewer children

In Senegal, there are approximately 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 53.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Senegal, approximately 65% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Spain, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 87.2% more likely to have internet access

In Senegal, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

be 20.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Senegal, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on education

Senegal spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 9.3 times more coastline

Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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.
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