Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.0 years less


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

spend 37.5% less on taxes


Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 88.2% less money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $75,500, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 4.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

Life

have 14.9% more children


In Ireland, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ireland, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 4.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.7% less likely to have internet access


In Ireland, approximately 82.2% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% less on education


Ireland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.8% less on healthcare


Ireland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 78.8% less coastline


Ireland has a total of 1,448 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 Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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