Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.8 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 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 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 22.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0% as of 2017.

be 51.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 62.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In El Salvador, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 20.0 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.

have 18.8% fewer children


In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In El Salvador, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, approximately 88% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017. In El Salvador, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 43.7% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In El Salvador, about 33.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 40.7% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. El Salvador spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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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