Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in El Salvador instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years less


In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 67.9% less likely to be unemployed


In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

make 47.6% less money


French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 66.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

Life

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In French Polynesia, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In French Polynesia, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 57.6% less likely to have internet access


In French Polynesia, approximately 68.4% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Geography

see 87.8% less coastline


French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 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 French Polynesia? 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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