Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 11.1% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.

Economy

make 35.7% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

spend 21.4% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 31.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

have 21.2% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.4% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

be 12.9% 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 Brazil, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.0% more on education


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

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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