Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Malawi instead of Spain, you would:
be 75.6% less likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malawi, that number is 5.8% of people as of 2016.
be 30.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Spain, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malawi, that number is 9.2% of people as of 2018.
live 18.8 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Malawi, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Malawi, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 96.9% less money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in Malawi, the GDP per capita is $1,200 as of 2017.
be 18.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Malawi, that number is 20.4% as of 2013.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Malawi, however, that number is 50.7% as of 2010.
have 4.6 times more children
In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malawi, there are 40.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 87.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malawi, 349.0 women do as of 2017.
be 36.9% less likely to be literate
In Spain, the literacy rate is 98.4% as of 2018. In Malawi, it is 62.1% as of 2015.
be 12.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malawi, on the other hand, 39.5 children do as of 2020.
be 89.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Spain, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Malawi, 11% of the population do as of 2017.
be 84.0% less likely to have internet access
In Spain, approximately 86.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malawi, about 13.8% do as of 2018.
be 11.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Spain, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Malawi, that number is 89% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Malawi Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Malawi: At a glance
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