United States compared to Ecuador

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If you moved to Ecuador from United States, you would..


make 80.8% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Ecuador Ecuador ($11,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,000.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - GDP Per Capita

live 3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Ecuador Ecuador (76.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 76.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Life Expectancy

consume 89.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Ecuador Ecuador (1,305 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Ecuador, that number is 1,305 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Electricity Consumption

have 45.6% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Ecuador Ecuador (18.2 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, that number is 18.2 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Birth Rate

be 69.5% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Ecuador Ecuador (25.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Ecuador, that number is 25.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Poverty Line

be 12.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Ecuador Ecuador (86.9% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Ecuador, 86.9% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Access to Drinking Water

be 2.9 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Ecuador Ecuador (16.9 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Infant Mortality

be 17% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Ecuador Ecuador (5.5% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 5.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Unemployment

see 88.8% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Ecuador Ecuador (2,237 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Ecuador

Ecuador is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 283,561 sq km. What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 30 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period was marred by political instability. Protests in Quito contributed to the mid-term ouster of three of Ecuador's last four democratically elected presidents. In late 2008, voters approved a new constitution, Ecuador's 20th since gaining independence. General elections were held in February 2013, and voters re-elected President Rafael CORREA.

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