There are multiple factors that determine the health, environmental, economic, and climate impacts from cooking on a country’s inhabitants. While some countries have access to clean cooking technologies and fuels, others are more dependent on the use of solid fuels, rudimentary cookstoves, and open fires for their household cooking needs. The Alliance has gathered information from a number of sources to provide a snapshot of a range of factors including: overview of access to clean cookstoves and fuels, demographic and household data, adoption indicators, economic statistics, and other pertinent health and gender resources.

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General Info

RegionLatin America and Caribbean
CountryEl Salvador
Population 6,297,394
GDP per capita (USD) $ 3,789.57
Income per day (USD) $ 10.38
Urban Population65%
Rural Population35%
Average Household Size4


Percentage of population using solid fuels for cooking21%
Number of people affected by HAP1,322,453
Number of households affected by HAP342,784
Number of deaths per year from HAP 1,370
Number of child deaths per year from HAP 61
Urban population using solid fuels8.2%
Rural population using solid fuels51.4%
Population using wood for cooking21.8%
Population using dung for cooking0.0%
Population using charcoal for cooking0.0%
Population using coal for cooking0.1%
Population using kerosene for cooking0.1%
Population using gas for cooking72.6%
Population using electricity for cooking1.0%
Population using other fuels for cooking4.4%

Cookstoves by Comparison

Percentage with access to electricity
Percentage with access to improved water90%
Percentage with access to improved sanitation70%
Diarrhea deaths per year700
Deaths per year from outdoor air pollution300
Deaths per year from malariano data
Deaths per year from tuberculosis500
Deaths per year from HIV/AIDS1,500
Annual PM10[mg/m3]*28


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Infrasturcture strength score4.13
Prevailance of lending institutions
Number of borrowers
Penetration of credit unions3.65%
Ease of doing business score*115
Starting business score139
Getting credit score52
Protecting investors score169
Trading across borders score69


Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Overall womens empowerment indicator* score
Economic participation and opportunity*0.5534
Educational attainment score*0.9876
Health and survival*0.9796
Political empowerment score*0.1178
Percentage of girls in primary school
Literacy rate of women82%

Energy & Environment

Existence and success of businesses/social enterpriseslow
Environmental problems
Environmental considerations
Carbon dioxide emissions5.07