Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 32.5% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 16.6% of people.

live 4.0 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 58.4% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Kyrgyzstan, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

have 36.4% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Kyrgyzstan, 76.0 women do.

be 13.1% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Kyrgyzstan, it is 99.5%.

be 54.2% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 25.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.0% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Kyrgyzstan, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 71.4% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Kyrgyzstan spends 6.0% of total GDP on education.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan 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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