Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.8 years longer

In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 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 73.2% more likely to be obese

In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.


make 2.5 times more money

Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2017.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0% as of 2017.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate

Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.


be 59.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 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.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Tajikistan, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In El Salvador, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.3% less likely to be literate

In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In El Salvador, it is 88.5% as of 2017.

have 14.7% fewer children

In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 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 54.0% more likely to have internet access

In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In El Salvador, about 33.8% do as of 2018.

be 16.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2017. In El Salvador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2015.


spend 26.9% less on education

Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. El Salvador spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.


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