Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 35.7% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

be 29.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 25.0% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

have 21.6% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 59.1% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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.


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