Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 64.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 6.3 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 21.8% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

be 36.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

Life

be 76.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 44.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 18.8% less likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.8% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 33.1% less coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? 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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