Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 5.7 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 45.7% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 48.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 58.3% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 88.9% less likely to die during childbirth


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

be 79.8% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 46.9% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 66.2% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.8 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt).


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