Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Croatia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 40.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

be 77.1% more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

spend 57.3% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 85.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 44.6% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

be 12.8% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Croatia, it is 99.3%.

have 45.1% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.4% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Croatia spends 4.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.7% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 19.0 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

How big is Croatia compared to El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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