Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Burundi, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 14.0 years longer


In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

make 12.7 times more money


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

be 49.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burundi, 64.6% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

Life

be 92.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burundi, approximately 712.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 71.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Burundi, approximately 58.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

have 60.8% less children


In Burundi, there are approximately 41.3 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 18.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burundi, 5% of people have electricity access (28% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 5.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Burundi, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

be 23.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burundi, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.2% less on education


Burundi spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

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 Burundi? 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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