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


be 43.3% less likely to be obese

In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people as of 2016.

live 17.2 years less

In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Djibouti, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022.


make 87.6% less money

Spain has a GDP per capita of $40,200 as of 2022, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $5,000 as of 2022.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Spain, 12.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Djibouti, that number is 26.7% as of 2022.


have 3.1 times more children

In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Djibouti, there are 21.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 78.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Spain, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Djibouti, 234.0 women do as of 2020.

be 19.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Spain, approximately 2.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 46.9 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 34.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In Spain, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2021. In Djibouti, 65% of the population do as of 2021.

be 26.6% less likely to have internet access

In Spain, approximately 94.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Djibouti, about 69.0% do as of 2021.


spend 21.7% less on education

Spain spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Djibouti spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 81.3% less on healthcare

Spain spends 10.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Djibouti, that number is 2.0% of GDP as of 2020.


see 93.7% less coastline

Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.
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