Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in New Caledonia instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In New Caledonia, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 3.5 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in New Caledonia, the GDP per capita is $31,100.

be 48.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In New Caledonia, however, that number is 17.0%.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In New Caledonia, that number is 14.7%.

Life

be 69.0% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Caledonia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

be 10.1% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In New Caledonia, it is 96.9%.

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 New Caledonia, about 74.0% do.

be 37.2% 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 New Caledonia, that number is 59% of people on average (68% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 7.3 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In New Caledonia, that number is 2,254 km.

New Caledonia: At a glance

New Caledonia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,275 sq km. Settled by both Britain and France during the first half of the 19th century, the island became a French possession in 1853. It served as a penal colony for four decades after 1864. Agitation for independence during the 1980s and early 1990s ended in the 1998 Noumea Accord, which over a period of 15 to 20 years will transfer an increasing amount of governing responsibility from France to New Caledonia. The agreement also commits France to conduct a referendum between 2014 and 2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

How big is New Caledonia 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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