Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of El Salvador, you would:
live 7.2 years longer
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 4.8 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.
be 35.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.
be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 17.2% as of 2017.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 91.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.2% more likely to be literate
In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.5% as of 2017. In Spain, it is 98.4% as of 2018.
be 72.9% less likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.
have 53.2% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.
spend 10.5% more on education
El Salvador spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 16.2 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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