Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Spain, you would:
be 16.8% more likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 14.9% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 77.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 10.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
have 51.3% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 54.7% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
spend 23.8% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 12.1% more on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.5 times more coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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