Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 73.2% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 10.5 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

spend 50.0% less on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Sudan, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 48.3% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 42.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.

Life

be 13.7% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

have 72.2% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 62.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 35% of people on average (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 40.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 37.1% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.5% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

How big is Sudan 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, Sudan Chamber of Taxation.

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