Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 57.7% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 72.5% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0% as of 2017.

be 8.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 58.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In El Salvador, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 58.3% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In El Salvador, about 33.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 19.1% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. El Salvador spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 93.4% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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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