Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 72.4% less money

Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 47.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes

Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 63.6% more children

In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 11.8% less likely to be literate

In Lithuania, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 61.0% less likely to have internet access

In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 22.2% less on education

Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


see 3.4 times more coastline

Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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