Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of El Salvador, you would:
live 1.3 years longer
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 74.8% less likely to be obese
In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.3 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 44.3% less likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 89.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 37.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
have 37.6% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 60.6% more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 47.2 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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