Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 22.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Latvia, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

make 67.8% less money

Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,600, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 28.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

spend 30.4% more on taxes

Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 67.0% more children

In Latvia, there are approximately 9.7 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Latvia, approximately 18.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 11.9% less likely to be literate

In Latvia, the literacy rate is 99.9%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Latvia, approximately 5.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 63.7% less likely to have internet access

In Latvia, approximately 79.9% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 34.0% less on education

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

spend 15.3% more on healthcare

Latvia spends 5.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.


see 38.4% less coastline

Latvia has a total of 498 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 Latvia? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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