Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.2 years less

In Croatia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).


be 43.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Croatia, 12.4% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

spend 36.4% less on taxes

Croatia has a top tax rate of 47.2%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 63.5% less money

Croatia has a GDP per capita of $24,400, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 67.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Croatia, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.


have 82.0% more children

In Croatia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Croatia, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 11.4% less likely to be literate

In Croatia, the literacy rate is 99.3%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 80.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Croatia, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 60.1% less likely to have internet access

In Croatia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 23.9% less on education

Croatia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.8% less on healthcare

Croatia spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.


see 94.7% less coastline

Croatia has a total of 5,835 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 Croatia? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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