Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 68.3% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Comoros, that number is 7.8% of people.

live 10.3 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Comoros, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

make 82.0% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600.

be 37.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Comoros, however, that number is 44.8%.

Life

be 11.6% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Comoros, it is 77.8%.

have 61.1% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Comoros, there are 26.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Comoros, 335.0 women do.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Comoros, on the other hand, 60.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% 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 Comoros, that number is 69% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 72.8% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Comoros, about 7.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.9% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Comoros spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 10.7% more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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