Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:
live 3.0 years longer
In United Arab Emirates, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 24.9% less likely to be obese
In United Arab Emirates, 31.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 46.1% less money
United Arab Emirates has a GDP per capita of $67,100 as of 2019, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 8.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
be 51.9% less likely to die during infancy
In United Arab Emirates, approximately 5.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In United Arab Emirates, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
have 34.0% fewer children
In United Arab Emirates, there are approximately 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 35.5% more on education
United Arab Emirates spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
United Arab Emirates spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 3.8 times more coastline
United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Spain: At a glance
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