Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 76.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 13.7 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

make 54.8% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

spend 28.6% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 23.5% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 80.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.7% 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 Botswana, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 32.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Botswana, that number is 66% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas).

be 27.2% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.3% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 92.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

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


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

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