Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Estonia, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 13.8% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,700 as of 2017.

be 17.1% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Estonia, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

be 35.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2016.

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 80.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Estonia, 9.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.8% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.5% as of 2017. In Estonia, it is 99.8% as of 2015.

be 68.6% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

have 50.0% fewer children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Estonia, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Estonia, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 36.8% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Estonia spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 12.4 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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