Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 10.2% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.

live 0.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 75.3% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 87.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

be 68.6% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 18.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

have 13.0% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 68.6% more on education


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

spend 22.1% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 24.4 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil 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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