Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 23.1% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 64.3% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 78.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

spend 62.9% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 78.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 42.5% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.4% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 14.7% 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 Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 38.0% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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