Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 23.2% less likely to be obese


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

be 38.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 11.6 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 100.0% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 41.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Botswana, however, that number is 19.3%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 36.4% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 76.2% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 35.9% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

be 29.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 66% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.6% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 2.7 times more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana 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, Botswana Unified Revenue Service.


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