Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 87.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 10.6 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 82.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

Life

be 89.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 510.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 12.8% more likely to be literate


In Kenya, the literacy rate is 78.0%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 54.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 37.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

have 32.2% less children


In Kenya, there are approximately 23.9 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, 20% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

be 11.5% more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

be 48.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In El Salvador, that number is 94% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 34.0% less on education


Kenya spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.3% more on healthcare


Kenya spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 42.7% less coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 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 Kenya? 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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