El Salvador El Salvador

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  • Capital: San Salvador
  • Population: 6,336,000
  • Surface Area: 21,040 km2
  • Currency: United States dollars
  • Religion: Mostly Christianity
  • Belongs to: IMF, OAS, UN, SICA

El Salvador, is a country located at Central America, it has an area of 21,040 Km2 and it may be considered quite a small country.

El Salvador, with a population of 6,336,000 people, it is one of the least populous country in the world and it has a high population density, with 301 people per km2.

It's capital is San Salvador and its currency is United States dollars

El Salvador is holding the 101 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2022 was 23,137 millions of euros (24,384 millions of dollars), ( 75.05% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €3,652 euros per inhabitant$3,848 dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in El Salvador was on January of 2024 and it was 1.2%.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of El Salvador, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.675 points in 2021, leaving it in 125th place in the table of 191 countries published.

If the reason to visit El Salvador are business, you must know it's in the 91th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of El Salvador, if you want to see information about other countries click here

San Salvador: Monthly Temp.
San Salvador: Monthly Rainfall
El Salvador Economy
Annual GDP [+]2022€30,828M
Annual GDP [+]2022$32,489M
GDP per capita [+]2022€4,865
GDP per capita [+]2022$5,127
Debt (M.€.) [+]202223,137
Debt ($M) [+]202224,384
Debt (%GDP) [+]202275.05%
Debt Per Capita [+]2022€3,652
Debt Per Capita [+]2022$3,848
Deficit (M.€) [+]2022-752
Deficit ($M) [+]2022-792
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2022-2.44%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]20228,696.5
Expenditure ($M) [+]20229,165.0
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2019812.8
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]2019910.0
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]202118.13%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20171,019.1
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]20171,150.8
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201719.24%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]2022407.1
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]2022429.0
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20224.30%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202228.21%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2022€1,373
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2022$1,447
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2019€129
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2019$145
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017€159
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017$180
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2022€64
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2022$68
Moody's Rating [+]02/03/2023Caa3
S&P Rating [+]11/07/2023B-
Fitch Rating [+]05/05/2023RD
Corruption Index [+]202233
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2019103º
Fragile States Index [+]201871.2
RTI Raking [+]202212º
Innovation Ranking [+]2018104º
NMW [+]2018$304.2
NMW [+]2018€253.6
Human Capital Ranking [+]201795º
CPI (overall index) [+]January 20241.2%
PPI Year on Year [+]January 20241.4%
Doing Business [+]202091º
IPI Year on Year [+]December 20230.9%
Passengers vehicles Year [+]December 20196,400
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]December 20191.27
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]201541.73
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]202123.3%
Standard VAT [+]01/01/201213.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]202030.0%
Annual arrivals [+]20191,765,581
Exports [+]2021€5,604.8M
Exports [+]2021$6,628.8M
Exports % GDP [+]202122.52%
Imports [+]2021€12,747.0M
Imports [+]2021$15,075.9M
Imports % GDP [+]202151.23%
Trade balance [+]2021€-7,142.3M
Trade balance [+]2021$-8,447.2M
Trade balance % GDP [+]2021-28.70%
Global AgeWatch Ranking [+]201554º
Density [+]2022301
Global Peace Ranking [+]2023122º
Remittance received ($M) [+]20175,050.5
% Immigrant [+]20200.68%
% Emigrant [+]202025.41%
Birth Rate [+]202116.03‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]2017149.7
Crude death rate [+]20218.66‰
Fertility Rate [+]20211.80
% risk of poverty [+]202226.6%
Population [+]20226,336,000
Immigrant stock [+]202042,767
Emigrant stock [+]20201,599,058
HDI [+]20210.675
Gender Gap Ranking [+]202368º
Life expectancy [+]202170.75
Suicides [+]2015678
Suicide rate [+]201510.88
Number of homicides [+]2022496
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20227.83
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20211.26
Consumption GWh [+]20216,424
Generation GWh [+]20216,560
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]02/04/20244,230
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]02/04/2024201,853
Fully vaccinated [+]10/02/20224,344,286
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]02/04/2024667.61
Doses administered [+]10/02/202211,289,175