Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Belgium, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 11.1% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.1 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2017, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600 as of 2017.

be 54.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Belgium, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

pay a 53.4% higher top tax rate


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 91.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Belgium, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 78.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 15.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 34.7% fewer children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belgium, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 54.8% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 57.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Belgium, about 88.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 30.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Belgium spends 6.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 97.0% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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