Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 62.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people.


be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

spend 10.4% less on taxes

Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 52.4% less money

Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.


have 38.5% more children

In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 64.7% more likely to die during infancy

In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 63.5% less likely to have internet access

In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 31.4% less on education

Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


see 3.2 times more coastline

Barbados has a total of 97 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 Barbados? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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