Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.3% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.

live 1.8 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 76.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

make 11.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

spend 3.0 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 6.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 55.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 42.9% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

be 72.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% 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 36.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In El Salvador, that number is 6.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 82.7% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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