Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.7 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women).

Economy

make 12.5 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $111,600.

be 71.4% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Macau, that number is 2.0%.

spend 60.0% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0%.

Life

be 81.5% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do.

have 46.9% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Macau, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Macau, about 77.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Macau spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 86.6% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau 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, Secretariat for Economy and Finance.


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