Spain

Population

48 958 159

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Global passport index

16

Enhanced
mobility index

2

Investment
index

47

Quality
of living index

9
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Enhanced Mobility Index

The Enhanced Mobility Index carries the most weight (50%) and is based on the travel benefits that each passport gives the holder, while also taking into account the level of “attractiveness” of the destination country based on its quality of life.

Score
99.25
  • 198

    Countries

  • 37

    Free Access

  • 6

    Electronic Visa

  • 83

    Free Access
    (limited days)

  • 14

    Electronic Travel
    Authorization(eTA)

  • 33

    On-arrival visas

  • 25

    Visa Required

Investment Index

The Investment Index is used to provide a general assessment of the economy as an option for investment and other business decisions. Prosperous nations with a dynamic economy are favored, while the level of personal taxation is also taken into account. It is worth 25% of the overall calculation.

Score
59.3

GNI per capita

$43.560

Personal tax rate

45%

Markets & Innovation
Most favorable
  • Innovation capability

  • Financial system

  • Product market

  • Market size

  • Labor market

  • Business dynamism

Quality of Life Index

The third index covers six main components relating to the quality of life in the country. Other areas were considered, such as healthcare, education, and personal safety. However, it was felt that these were already covered in the selected indicators (such as in the Sustainable Development Goals) or that there were limited reliable sources for the information. The Quality of Living Index is worth 25% of the overall calculation.

Score
81.5

To measure sustainable development, the SDG Index was used which combines 84 variables to track progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Source: Sustainable Development Report, 2020) Sustainable Development:

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Medium
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To measure the level of freedom in the country, the Freedom in the World (FIW) Index was used. This covers 25 variables under two broad areas - political rights and civil liberties freedoms (Source: Freedom House, 2021). Freedom:

Not free
Partially Free
Free

To measure the cost of living, the Cost of Living Index covers consumer goods, including groceries, restaurants, transportation, utility costs etc., and is calculated with New York City as a reference (Source: Numbeo, 2021). Cost of Living:

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Medium
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Very high

To measure environmental performance, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) was used. This combines 32 variables that measure 11 issue categories relating to the environment, such as ecosystem vitality and environmental health (Source: Yale University, 2020). Environmental Performance:

Very low
Low
Medium
High
Very high

To measure the level of happiness in the country, the Happiness Score was used which covers subjective well-being based on Gallup surveys of World Happiness (Source: World Happiness Report, 2021). Happiness:

Low
Medium
High
Very high

To measure migrant acceptance, the Migrant Acceptance Index was used, which covers the perception of immigrants in each country (Source: Gallup World Poll). Migrant Acceptance:

Very low
Low
Medium
High
Very high