Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Spain, you would:
live 1.7 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 52.1% more likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 55.7% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 74.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 28.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 12.0% lower top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 42.5% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 65.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
spend 19.0% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 4.0 times more coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
United States: At a glance
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