Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 32.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 81.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 77.4% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

be 13.4% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Lithuania, it is 99.8%.

have 38.9% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Lithuania, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 70.7% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania 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, State Tax Inspectorate.

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