Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Fiji, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 22.8% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people.

Economy

make 10.1% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 21.4% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes


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

Life

be 44.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 43.5% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

have 14.8% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Fiji, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 60.3% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Fiji, about 46.5% do.

be 37.2% 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 Fiji, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 33.8% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.

spend 11.4% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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