Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of Australia, you would:

Health

be 31.4% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

live 5.3 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 17.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 22.2% less on taxes


Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

make 77.1% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

Life

have 47.9% more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.7% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 13.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Australia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Geography

see 91.3% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.

Ecuador: At a glance

Ecuador is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 276,841 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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