Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 15.0% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 21.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

be 15.7% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


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

Life

be 41.7% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

be 11.5% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Argentina, it is 98.1%.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 29.4% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 68.6% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 16.3 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina 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, Ministry of Finance, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.


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