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

Health

live 2.8 years longer

In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.5 times more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.

be 29.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.

pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 65.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.0% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 74.9% as of 2020. In Ecuador, it is 93.6% as of 2020.

be 40.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 18.1 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 16.9% more likely to have access to electricity

In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of people have electricity access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2019.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 3.2 times more on education

Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Ecuador spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 3.1 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline

Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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.
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