Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.1 years longer

In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 10.7% more likely to be obese

In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 2.6 times more money

Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,000, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Serbia, 8.9% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes

Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.


be 70.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Serbia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 43.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Serbia, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.1% more likely to have internet access

In Serbia, approximately 67.1% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.


spend 13.5% less on healthcare

Serbia spends 10.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

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 Serbia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.


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