Comparing United States to El Salvador

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If you lived in El Salvador instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 85.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR ($7,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in El Salvador, that number is $7,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador GDP

LIVE 5.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (74.18 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 74.18.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador life expectancy

CONSUME 92.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (940 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In El Salvador, it is 940 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador electricity consumption

BE 2.99 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (18.44 per 1000 infants)
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That's 198.9% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, there are a total of 18.44 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador infant mortality

BE 13.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (6.3% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in El Salvador 6.3% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador unemployment rate

HAVE 25.1% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (16.79 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In El Salvador, however, there are a total of 16.79 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador birth rate

BE 2.42 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (36.5% of people)
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That's 141.7% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In El Salvador, 36.5% are.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador poverty

SEE A 98.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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El Salvador  EL SALVADOR (307km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while El Salvador has a total of 307 km.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador coastline

At a Glance: El Salvador

  • Land Area: ~21 thousand sq km (United States is ~467 times bigger than El Salvador)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)

How big is El Salvador compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of El Salvador (21,041 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of El Salvador

El Salvador is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 21,041 sq km. El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).