Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Ecuador, you would:

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 26.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 12.3% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.5% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

Expenditures

spend 50.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 40.2% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.2% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to Ecuador? 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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