Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.0% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Honduras, that number is 21.4% of people.

live 3.7 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

be 15.7% less likely to be unemployed


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

spend 16.7% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 37.1% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

have 38.3% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% 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 Honduras, that number is 82% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 68.6% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Honduras spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.9% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Honduras, that number is 8.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.7 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.


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