Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.4 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 87.0% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 77.5% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

have 30.9% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 91.1% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

Basic Needs

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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 52.8% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 28.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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