Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Luxembourg, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 11.9 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 12.9% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

spend 45.3% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6%.

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 Luxembourg, 10.0 women do.

be 79.8% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 29.0% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.


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