Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 55.5% less likely to be obese

In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.


make 45.6% less money

Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2017.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0% as of 2017.

be 31.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7% as of 2016.


have 64.6% more children

In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In El Salvador, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 20.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 11.8 children do as of 2020.


see 79.8% less coastline

Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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