Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Colombia, you would:
live 2.6 years longer
In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 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 10.8% less likely to be obese
In Colombia, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
be 45.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Colombia, 10.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 30.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Colombia, 35.7% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.
make 23.1% less money
Colombia has a GDP per capita of $13,400 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.
be 28.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Colombia, approximately 83.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 55.6% more likely to die during infancy
In Colombia, approximately 11.7 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.
see 30.3% less coastline
Colombia has a total of 3,208 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ecuador: At a glance
How big is Ecuador compared to Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.