Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Germany instead of Spain, you would:
live 0.9 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
make 32.3% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.
be 77.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.
be 20.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.
be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Germany, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 14.3% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 51.9% less coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Germany: At a glance
How big is Germany compared to Spain? See an in-depth size comparison.