The standard of living in Andorra is
generally high. The social insurance system is well
developed and the healthcare system is good. However,
women are discriminated against in different ways, and
the harsh rules of citizenship have led to inequality
between the residents of the country.
The average standard of living is high, even if the
well-off "tax refugees" who arrived in the country,
especially after 1996, are not taken into account.
However, the cost situation is also high.
Countryaah Official Site:
Official statistics for population in Andorra, including population growth, density, and estimation in next 50 years.
The social insurance system is financed by employers
and employees and includes, among other things, sickness
benefits and pensions. For Spanish and French citizens
there are special agreements with the home countries.
Health care is free for all residents. Life
expectancy in Andorra is one of the highest in the
world. Although the Constitution prohibits
discrimination against women, they have on average 26
percent lower wages than men who do the same work,
according to an estimate by the Catholic charity
Caritas. Violence against women is common but police are
rarely reported, according to women's organizations.
Abortion is prohibited, but Andorran authorities cover
the cost of women who choose to have an abortion in
France or Spain.
Although there is a traditional view of the different
roles of men and women in society, more and more women
are taking part in political life. In order to increase
equality, in 2010, the government appointed a gender
equality commission and a special secretary of state for
equality and welfare. After the 2011 election, two of
the government's nine members were women, and for the
first time women were in the general council for the
In March 2012, Andorra was visited by the then Human
Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg. He recommended
that the country introduce specific laws against
violence against women. Today, violence against women
falls under the general penal code. He also thought that
Andorra would ease its tough rules on citizenship (see
Population and Languages).
FACTS - SOCIAL CONDITIONS
3 per 1000 births (2018)
Proportion of population with access to clean
100.0 percent (2015)
Proportion of the population having access to
100.0 percent (2017)
Public expenditure on health care as a
percentage of GDP
12.0 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on health care per person
US $ 3,835 (2016)
Proportion of women in parliament
32 percent (2018)