Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.0 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people.

Economy

be 19.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3%.

make 57.3% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

have 46.3% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 72.6% more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 58.6% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Tuvalu, about 46.0% do.

be 52.1% 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 Tuvalu, that number is 45% of people on average (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tuvalu, that number is 16.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.2% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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