Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in El Salvador instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 76.5% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

make 20.5% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

Life

be 48.7% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

have 17.3% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In El Salvador, that number is 307 km.

El Salvador: At a glance

El Salvador is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 20,721 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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