Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 19.3 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 14.4 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

Life

be 90.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 22.6% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Ecuador, it is 94.4%.

be 76.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

have 46.6% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 14.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 65.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 60.5 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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