Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in El Salvador instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 32.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

make 75.9% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 13.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In El Salvador, however, that number is 32.7%.

Life

have 26.6% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 47.1% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.

Geography

see 63.3% more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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