Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 23.2% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 57.1% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 28.0% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

be 12.5% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.1% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 50.2% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to El Salvador? 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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