Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of El Salvador, you would:
live 6.6 years longer
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 13.0% more likely to be obese
In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 5.1 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 54.7% less likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 18.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% 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 United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 84.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 68.5% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 39.6% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 72.7% more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% do as of 2020.
spend 52.9% more on education
El Salvador spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 41.7% more on healthcare
El Salvador spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 40.5 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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