Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Spain, you would:
live 2.0 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
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 66.3% more money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 72.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 27.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. 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 72.2% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 2.1 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 19.0% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 84.6% more on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
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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