Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 65.0% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Pakistan, that number is 8.6% of people.

live 6.8 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Pakistan, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 14.3% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Pakistan, that number is 6.0%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Pakistan, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 39.3% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Pakistan, the GDP per capita is $5,400.

Life

be 34.2% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Pakistan, it is 57.9%.

have 35.2% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Pakistan, there are 21.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Pakistan, 178.0 women do.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Pakistan, on the other hand, 52.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.3% 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 Pakistan, that number is 73% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 62% in rural areas).

be 46.6% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Pakistan, about 15.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Pakistan spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 61.8% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Pakistan, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.4 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Pakistan, that number is 1,046 km.

Pakistan: At a glance

Pakistan is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 770,875 sq km. The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking small steps to put relations back on track. In February 2008, Pakistan held parliamentary elections and in September 2008, after the resignation of former President MUSHARRAF, elected Asif Ali ZARDARI to the presidency. Pakistani government and military leaders are struggling to control domestic insurgents, many of whom are located in the tribal areas adjacent to the border with Afghanistan.

How big is Pakistan 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, Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan.


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