Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.8 years longer

In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).


be 26.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Ukraine, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

be 8.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

spend 66.7% more on taxes

Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 57.3% more children

In Ukraine, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ukraine, approximately 24.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In El Salvador, 54.0 women do.

be 11.8% less likely to be literate

In Ukraine, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In El Salvador, it is 88.0%.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ukraine, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.8% less likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 40.7% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.


see 89.0% less coastline

Ukraine has a total of 2,782 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 Ukraine? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance.


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