Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Spain instead of United Kingdom, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 14.4% less likely to be obese


In United Kingdom, 27.8% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 13.2% less money


United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,100, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 40.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

Life

be 44.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In United Kingdom, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 23.3% less likely to die during infancy


In United Kingdom, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 24.0% less children


In United Kingdom, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.0% less likely to have internet access


In United Kingdom, approximately 94.8% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 23.2% less on education


United Kingdom spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 60.1% less coastline


United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 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 United Kingdom? 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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