Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of South Korea, you would:
be 5.1 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 14.4% less money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $42,300 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 43.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
pay a 18.4% higher top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 63.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 13.9% less likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 2.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
spend 11.0% more on healthcare
South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.1 times more coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax Service, South Korea, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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