Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In El Salvador, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 0.8 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In El Salvador, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 55.3% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2017.

be 10.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0% as of 2017.

be 4.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7% as of 2016.

Life

have 73.8% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In El Salvador, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 24.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In El Salvador, 46.0 women do as of 2017.

be 37.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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.

Basic Needs

be 40.5% less likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In El Salvador, about 33.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

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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