Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.2 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 12.3% more likely to be obese


In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

spend 35.2% less on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 82.8% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

Life

have 18.2% more children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 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 Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 8.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.5% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 55.1% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.6% less on healthcare


Iceland spends 8.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.8% less coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 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 Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Directorate of Internal Revenue.

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