Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 66.4% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 58.6% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

Life

have 61.3% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 35.5% more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 24.1% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 11.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.6% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 28.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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