Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $26,800.

be 35.7% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 18.5% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 75.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.0% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.0% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 5.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 56.0% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 135 km.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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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