Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Paraguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 17.5% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 60.0% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,800 as of 2017.

be 18.6% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 32.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 82.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 43.2% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 children do as of 2020.

have 10.8% fewer children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 92.2% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Paraguay, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 10.5% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Paraguay spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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