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

Health

live 6.9 years less

In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.

be 22.4% more likely to be obese

In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 45.5% lower top tax rate

Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0% as of 2016. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 84.4% less money

Austria has a GDP per capita of $51,900 as of 2020, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,100 as of 2020.

be 71.4% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Austria, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In El Salvador, however, that number is 22.8% as of 2019.

Life

have 89.1% more children

In Austria, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In El Salvador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 9.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Austria, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In El Salvador, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Austria, approximately 3.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 12.1 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 37.5% less likely to have internet access

In Austria, approximately 88.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In El Salvador, about 55.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 34.6% less on education

Austria spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. El Salvador spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

spend 30.8% less on healthcare

Austria spends 10.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In El Salvador, that number is 7.2% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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.
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