United States compared to El Salvador

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If you moved to El Salvador from United States, you would..


make 84.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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El Salvador El Salvador ($8,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - GDP Per Capita

pay 24.2% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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El Salvador El Salvador (30% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In El Salvador, the top marginal tax rate is 30%.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Tax Rate

live 5.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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El Salvador El Salvador (74.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 74.7 years.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Life Expectancy

consume 92.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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El Salvador El Salvador (925 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In El Salvador, that number is 925 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Electricity Consumption

have 30.4% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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El Salvador El Salvador (16.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, that number is 16.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Birth Rate

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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El Salvador El Salvador (36.5% of people - 2010 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, that number is 36.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Poverty Line

be 3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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El Salvador El Salvador (17.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 17.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Infant Mortality

be 17% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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El Salvador El Salvador (5.5% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 5.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Unemployment

see 98.5% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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El Salvador El Salvador (307 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In El Salvador, that number is 307 km.
Category: United States vs. El Salvador - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ministry of Finance.


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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.

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