Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 75.7% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 69.7% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 14.3% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 48.1% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 44.4% more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 71.3% 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 Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 17.2% less likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 57.1% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 8.2 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu 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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