Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 45.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese

In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people.


spend 14.3% less on taxes

Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 50.3% less money

Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 10.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.


have 47.3% more children

In Thailand, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Thailand, approximately 20.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 82.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Thailand, approximately 9.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.9% less likely to have internet access

In Thailand, approximately 47.5% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 14.6% less on education

Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


see 90.5% less coastline

Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand.


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