Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of El Salvador, you would:
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.
be 68.6% less likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vietnam, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
be 75.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.
make 13.8% less money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.
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.
be 33.1% more likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 15.7 children do as of 2020.
have 22.0% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vietnam, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vietnam, about 70.3% do as of 2018.
spend 50.0% more on education
El Salvador spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
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
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