Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Spain, you would:
live 6.3 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 34.9% more likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
be 30.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Turkey, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2018.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 21.5% less money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $28,400 as of 2020.
have 2.0 times more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 4.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 7.8 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 Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.
be 16.1% less likely to have internet access
In Spain, approximately 93.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Turkey, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 52.7% less on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.
see 45.0% more coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Turkey: At a glance
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