Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 24.3% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

be 31.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4%.

spend 46.7% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0%.

Life

be 42.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Romania, 31.0 women do.

be 44.0% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

be 12.3% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Romania, it is 98.8%.

have 45.1% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.4% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.6% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Romania, that number is 5.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 26.7% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).


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