SPAIN or PORTUGAL – Which Country Is Better?
In this episode we’re gonna be comparing the two amazing European nations of Spain and Portugal You’ll get a side-by-side comparison of these nations, and then you get to decide which country. Do you think is better? How’s it going? Everybody my name is Leroy Kenton, and thank you guys so much for joining me on another episode of FTD facts before you continue Don’t forget give this video a big Thumbs up and for all you new faces watching FTD facts if you want to keep learning about the different countries and cultures and more Going on all around the world you gotta hit that subscribe button and that Bell notification cuz we post videos every single day Yeah ok so let’s get into this episode now starting off with the country of Spain Spain this is officially known as the kingdom of Spain and it’s located in southwestern Europe the 1214 kilometer border that Spain shares with Portugal is actually the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union and Spain is a democracy under a Constitutional monarchy and Spain is also the 14th largest Economy in the entire world by nominal GDP Looking at the population of Spain that number is at forty six point four zero million now Spain has experienced a lot of Increase in its population growth rate since the start of the 20th century And this was due to the boom in the industrial sector of Spain and even more so in the 1960s and 70s When you look at the population density? It’s at 90 people per square kilometers in Spain and its land area is at five hundred and five thousand nine hundred and ninety two square kilometers The capital of Spain is the city of Madrid now when we look at the life expectancy of Spain It’s actually the highest in all of Europe life Expectancy is seventy nine point six years for males and eighty five point six years for females Which averages to a total life expectancy of eighty two point six years now Spain ranks fifth in the world for life Expectancy according to the w-h-o report that was published in the year 2013 now I want to introduce the country of Portugal so Portugal is one of the oldest independent On earth and Portugal is known as a very popular destination for people all around the world With great weather pretty much all year Portugal is a very developed country with a high income economy a developed market And high living standards, and it has one of the best road networks in the entire world It’s ranked as the most peaceful country in the European Union and third in the world The official name for Portugal is the Portuguese Republic and the population sits at? 10.32 million the population density of Portugal is a hundred and eleven point seven five people per square Kilometers and Portugal ranks ninety six in the world as far as population Density is concerned the land area of Portugal is at ninety two thousand ninety square kilometres making it the 111 largest countries in terms of landmass alone and for the life expectancy in Portugal that number is eighty one point five two when we average out the male and the female life expectancy Now I want to move into dollars economy And the money the currency used in Spain is a euro and that’s exactly the same for Portugal Spain is a 17th largest export economy in the entire world During the last five years the exports of Spain have increased at an annual rate of one point seven two percent now According to Spain’s GDP in the year 2016 that number was at one point to three trillion US dollars And that was thirty six point three Thousand per capita when we examined the highest exports in Spain that subset cars at thirty five point five billion dollars vehicle parts at ten billion dollars refined petroleum at seven point eight nine billion dollars and for the largest imports in Spain Crude petroleum is at eighteen point seven Billion dollars cars are at eighteen point three billion dollars and vehicle parts is at sixteen point six billion dollars Portugal is a 40th largest export economy in the entire world and in 2016 Portugal exported 54 point seven billion dollars and imported 67 point 1 billion dollars and the expert partners of Portugal are Germany Spain France UK Italy and the US Portugal’s GDP is a total of 204 dollars and the GDP per capita is thirty point six thousand dollars stood out looking at Portugal’s exports their highest exports comes from vehicle parts at two point six seven billion dollars Then we have refined petroleum at two point two four billion dollars and cars are at one point nine six billion dollars That’s where the imports cars are at four point four nine billion dollars crude petroleum Is at four point two nine billion dollars and vehicle parts are at two point four billion dollars? So what are the living costs like when we compare Spain and Portugal well to do that? I’m gonna look at the capital cities of both countries and see which one costs more or less to live in Now looking at the capital cities the food in Madrid Spain is 13 percent higher than Portugal housing is 17% higher clothing is 9% cheaper transportation is 8 percent more expensive Personal care is 9 percent less and entertainment is 5 percent more So the cost of living in Madrid Spain is 9 percent higher than Lisbon Portugal and the final thing I want to look at is the debt of these countries so Spain’s national debt is one point three seven trillion Dollars and the debt per citizen is twenty nine thousand six hundred and twenty one dollars Portugal’s debt is a lot less at two hundred ninety five billion dollars and his debt per citizen is pretty close at a little over Twenty eight thousand dollars, so guys let me know down below in the comments section which country Do you think is better Spain or Portugal? I know this is gonna be a pretty tough one and guys be sure to look out for our military Comparison video where we compare just the military power of Spain and Portugal That episode is gonna be at the end of this video Or you can click it on one of the cards be sure to also check me out on social media those links are down below And I’m out of here guys to make more videos for you until next time see ya Hey guys, and if you really enjoyed this video you Definitely have to see this military comparison video that we did of Spain and Portugal to keep it tuned here on FTD facts Where we post videos daily? You