Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.6 years longer

In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 19.9% less likely to be obese

In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 5.6 times more money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 17.1% less likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 59.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 86.0% more on taxes

El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.


be 88.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 76.2% less likely to die during infancy

In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 35.2% less children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.


spend 2.2 times more on education

El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 58.8% more on healthcare

El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.


see 23.8 times more coastline

El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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, Danish Central Tax Administration.


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