Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Switzerland, you would:
be 22.1% more likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 38.2% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.
be 5.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.
be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.
pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 20.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
have 17.1% fewer children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 17.6% less on education
Switzerland spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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