Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of Tuvalu, you would:

Health

live 14.9 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 53.9% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 10.1 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 19.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

Life

be 88.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 61.2% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 75.2% more likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 45.5% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 206.8 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain compared to Tuvalu? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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