Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 0.9 years less

In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 92.3% more likely to be obese

In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.


spend 10.0% less on taxes

El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

make 36.0% less money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.


have 25.9% more children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.5% more likely to be literate

In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Samoa, it is 99.0%.

be 10.7% more likely to die during infancy

In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.


spend 17.1% more on education

El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.


see 31.3% more coastline

El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa 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, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.


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