Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.9 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 39.2% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 29.5 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $1,300, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 36.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

be 60.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 385.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 40.2% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

be 92.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 46.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 67.6% less children


In Yemen, there are approximately 28.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, 48% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 24.6% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 82.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Yemen, approximately 55% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 60.7% more on healthcare


Yemen spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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