Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in El Salvador instead of Argentina, you would:


be 13.1% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

live 2.4 years less

In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).


be 13.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

spend 14.3% less on taxes

Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 57.4% less money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 27.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.


be 10.3% less likely to be literate

In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 71.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 58.7% less likely to have internet access

In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 40.7% less on education

Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 41.7% more on healthcare

Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.


see 93.8% less coastline

Argentina has a total of 4,989 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 Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.


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