Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.1% less likely to be obese


In Cuba, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

live 1.8 years less


In Cuba, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cuba, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

Life

have 67.3% more children


In Cuba, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 64.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cuba, approximately 39.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cuba, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 39.4% more likely to have internet access


In Cuba, approximately 38.8% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 60.9% less on education


Cuba spends 12.8% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.1% less on healthcare


Cuba spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 40.1% less coastline


Cuba has a total of 3,735 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 Cuba? 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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