Comparing United States to Ecuador

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If you moved to Ecuador from the United States, you would:


MAKE 79.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR ($10,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Ecuador, that number is $10,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador GDP

LIVE 3.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (76.36 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 76.36.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador life expectancy

CONSUME 89.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (1,238 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Ecuador, it is 1,238 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador electricity consumption

BE 12.9% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (86.4% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Ecuador, 86.4% do.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador drinking water access

BE 2.91 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (17.93 per 1000 infants)
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That's 190.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, there are a total of 17.93 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador infant mortality

BE 42.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (4.2% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Ecuador 4.2% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador unemployment rate

HAVE 40.6% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (18.87 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Ecuador, however, there are a total of 18.87 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador birth rate

BE 69.5% MORE LIKELY TO BE 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, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Ecuador, 25.6% are.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador poverty

SEE A 88.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Ecuador  ECUADOR (2,237km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km.
Category: United States vs. Ecuador coastline

At a Glance: Ecuador

  • Land Area: ~284 thousand sq km (United States is ~35 times bigger than Ecuador)
  • Population: ~16 million people (303 million more people live in United States)

How big is Ecuador compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Ecuador (283,561 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).