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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for Spain and South Korea. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
In addition, we offer several international comparisons on individual topics, which are also linked on this page.

General information

 SpainSouth Korea
Region:Southern EuropeEast Asia
Area:505,935 km²100,339 km²
Official language:SpanishKorean
Government form:Parliamentary constitutional monarchyPresidential republic
Independent since:1492 AD1948 AD
Capital:MadridSeoul

Population

Details for Spain and South Korea
 SpainSouth Korea
Population:47,327,00051,745,000
Inhabitants/km²:93.5515.7
Life expectancy males:Ø 80 yearsØ 81 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 85 yearsØ 87 years
Average age:Ø 43.9 yearsØ 43.2 years
Birthrate:7.10 ‰5.30 ‰
Deathrate:10.40 ‰5.90 ‰
Migrationrate:4.35 ‰2.63 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life
 SpainSouth Korea
Political stability:6883
Civil rights:7376
Health:8792
Climate:7456
Cost of Living:4342
Popularity:6841

Economy

Details for Spain and South Korea
 SpainSouth Korea
Currency: euro
(1 EUR = 100 Cent)
won
(1 KRW =100 Chon)
Unemployment rate:14.7 %3.5 %
Inflation rate:3.09 %2.50 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
82.93 %86.98 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:47.00 %33.20 %
Average income:29,740 US$34,980 US$
Corruption index:39 (moderate)38 (moderate)

 ESP:
total
per 1000
inh.
KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:1,425,277 M US$30.12 M US$1,798,534 M US$34.76 M US$
Gross national product:1,407,504 M US$29.74 M US$1,809,840 M US$34.98 M US$
Exported goods:496,963 M US$10.50 M US$771,202 M US$14.90 M US$
Imported goods:475,429 M US$10.05 M US$698,103 M US$13.49 M US$

Infrastructure

 ESP:
total
per 1000
inh.
KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:683,175 km14.44 km100,428 km1.94 km
Railways:15,718 km0.33 km4,111 km0.08 km
Waterways:1,000 km0.02 km1,600 km0.03 km
Harbours:4780.01011,9040.0368
Passenger airports:420.0009150.0003

Energy balance

Details for Spain and South Korea
 ESP:
total
per 1000
inh.
KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:239.50 bn kWh5.06 m kWh507.60 bn kWh9.81 m kWh
Energy production:258.60 bn kWh5.46 m kWh526.00 bn kWh10.17 m kWh
Energy export:14.18 bn kWh299,619.54 kWh0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
Energy imports:21.85 bn kWh461,684.55 kWh0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
CO2 emissions:239.98 m t5,070.71 t610.79 m t11,803.87 t

Telecommunication

Details for Spain and South Korea
 SpainSouth Korea
International dialing:+34+82
Internet domain:.es.kr

 ESP
total
ESP
per 1000
inh.
KOR
total
KOR
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:19,455,65841123,858,239461
Mobile cellulars:55,647,705117670,513,6761363
Internet server:4,228,00089315,6976
Internet users:44,111,14693249,936,423965
Broadband Internet:16,188,50234222,327,182431

Healthcare system

Details for Spain and South Korea
 SpainSouth Korea
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:2.9712.43
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.072.37
Diabetes:6.9 %6.9 %
Tuberculosis:0.07 ‰0.49 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:47.0 %82.0 %
Smokers:27.7 %20.8 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: Spain and South Korea
 SpainSouth Korea
Daytime temperatures:21.0 °C18.1 °C
Nighttime temperatures:11.1 °C9.8 °C
Water temperature:16.7 °C12.8 °C
Rel. humidity:68 %69 %
Rain days:5.96.8
Sunshine hours per day:7.06.1

Native languages

 SpainSouth Korea
Korean:n/a99.9 %
Spanish:74.0 %n/a
Catalan:17.0 %n/a
Galecian:7.0 %n/a
Basque:2.0 %n/a
Chinese:n/a0.1 %

Religions

 SpainSouth Korea
Christianity:94.0 %31.6 %
Nondenominational:n/a43.3 %
Buddhism:n/a24.2 %
other:6.0 %0.9 %

Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.