Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.2% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people.

Economy

make 81.7% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

be 76.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

Life

be 18.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

be 40.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.8% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

be 14.0% 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 Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 47.8% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 18.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Argentina spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Argentina 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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