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

Health

be 91.5% less likely to be obese

In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 55.6% less likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vietnam, that number is 3.1% as of 2018.

be 70.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In El Salvador, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Vietnam, however, that number is 6.7% as of 2018.

pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate

El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 21.5% more 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 Vietnam, on the other hand, 14.8 children do as of 2022.

have 12.2% fewer children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Vietnam, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 27.3% more likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Vietnam, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 26.4% less on healthcare

El Salvador spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 5.3% of GDP as of 2019.

spend 20.6% more on education

El Salvador spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Vietnam spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

Geography

see 11.2 times more coastline

El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.

Vietnam: At a glance

Vietnam (sometimes abbreviated SRV) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 310,070 sq km. The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Vietnam declared independence after World War II, but France continued to rule until its 1954 defeat by communist forces under Ho Chi MINH. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the communist North and anti-communist South. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, North Vietnamese forces overran the South reuniting the country under communist rule. Despite the return of peace, for over a decade the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies, the persecution and mass exodus of individuals - many of them successful South Vietnamese merchants - and growing international isolation. However, since the enactment of Vietnam's "doi moi" (renovation) policy in 1986, Vietnamese authorities have committed to increased economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The communist leaders, however, maintain control on political expression and have resisted outside calls to improve human rights. The country continues to experience small-scale protests from various groups - the vast majority connected to land-use issues, calls for increased political space, and the lack of equitable mechanisms for resolving disputes. Various ethnic minorities, such as the Montagnards of the Central Highlands and the Khmer Krom in the southern delta region, have also held protests.
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