Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.0 years less

In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 16.0% more likely to be obese

In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.


make 72.0% less money

Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 18.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

be 55.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes

Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 60.4% more children

In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 11.8% less likely to be literate

In Estonia, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.7% less likely to have internet access

In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 36.4% less on education

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


see 91.9% less coastline

Estonia has a total of 3,794 km of coastline. In El Salvador, that number is 307 km.

El Salvador: At a glance

El Salvador is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 20,721 sq km. El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

How big is El Salvador compared to Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.


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