Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 24.3 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 30.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 93.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 3.9 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 80.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

have 54.5% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 5.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

be 84.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% 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 20.7% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 88.9% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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