Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years less


In Denmark, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 19.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Denmark, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

pay a 37.3% lower top tax rate


Denmark has a top tax rate of 55.8% as of 2017. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 77.0% less money


Denmark has a GDP per capita of $50,100 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

Life

have 53.2% more children


In Denmark, 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 14.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Denmark, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Denmark, approximately 3.2 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.

Basic Needs

be 41.3% less likely to have internet access


In Denmark, approximately 97.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 34.2% less on education


Denmark spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 69.4% less coastline


Denmark has a total of 7,314 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 Denmark? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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