Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 85.7% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 82.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 92.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 78.6% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

be 13.3% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

have 36.4% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.2% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 42.9% more on education


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

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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