Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Belgium, you would:
live 3.9 years less
In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 35.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.
pay a 34.8% lower top tax rate
Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 75.3% less money
Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.
have 53.2% more children
In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 11.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Belgium, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 15.0 children do as of 2020.
be 35.4% less likely to have internet access
In Belgium, approximately 88.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.
spend 23.1% less on education
Belgium spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 33.6 times more coastline
Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Ecuador: At a glance
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