Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in El Salvador instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Health

live 6.0 years less


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 39.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 11.5% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

make 76.1% less money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $37,300, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

Life

have 100.0% more children


In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.1 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 14.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 63.9% less likely to have internet access


In Puerto Rico, approximately 80.3% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.7% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 38.7% less coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 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 Puerto Rico? 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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