Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 17.9% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people.

live 5.4 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 72 years for women).

Economy

be 42.9% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


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

make 15.7% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,500.

be 18.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6%.

Life

have 35.8% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Bolivia, there are 22.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bolivia, 206.0 women do.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bolivia, on the other hand, 35.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 36.9% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Bolivia, about 39.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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