Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.0 years longer

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

be 13.8% less likely to be obese

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


make 3.6 times more money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 15.7% less likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

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

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

spend 33.3% less on taxes

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


be 83.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 13.4% more likely to be literate

In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 77.4% less likely to die during infancy

In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 37.7% fewer children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.


spend 57.1% more on education

El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.


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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