Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 83.3% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Nepal, that number is 4.1% of people.

live 3.9 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Nepal, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women).

Economy

be 57.1% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Nepal, that number is 3.0%.

be 22.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Nepal, however, that number is 25.2%.

make 69.7% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Nepal, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 27.4% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Nepal, it is 63.9%.

have 20.4% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Nepal, there are 19.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Nepal, 258.0 women do.

be 66.1% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nepal, on the other hand, 27.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.1% 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 Nepal, that number is 76% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas).

be 32.1% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Nepal, about 19.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.7% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nepal, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

Nepal: At a glance

Nepal is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,351 sq km. In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there were four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the 2008 CA election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (UML). After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which and the Nepali Congress won the largest share of the seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place UML and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister

How big is Nepal 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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