Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.1 years less


In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 10.8% more likely to be obese


In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

be 18.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

spend 41.9% less on taxes


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 79.9% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

Life

have 51.4% more children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 6.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.9% less likely to have internet access


In Finland, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 51.4% less on education


Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.9% less on healthcare


Finland spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 75.4% less coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.

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