Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in El Salvador instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.4 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 76.6% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0% as of 2017.

Life

have 67.6% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In El Salvador, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.4% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In El Salvador, about 33.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 18.7% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. El Salvador spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.8 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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