Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 23.6% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

spend 14.3% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 22.6% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 52.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

Life

be 15.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 46.4% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.1% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 86.3% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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