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 (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 4.5 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
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 10.7% more likely to be literate
In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 89.1% as of 2019. In Spain, it is 98.6% as of 2020.
be 79.7% less likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 12.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 60.1% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 69.1% more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Spain, about 93.0% do as of 2020.
spend 23.5% more on education
El Salvador spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Spain spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 26.4% more on healthcare
El Salvador spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
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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