Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.7% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

be 12.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 18.0 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

make 67.8% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

be 20.6% less likely to be literate


In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 94.4%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

have 97.8% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 43.3% 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 Cameroon, that number is 55% of people on average (88% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas).

be 53.8% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 13.0% less 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 Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 55.4% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 82.0% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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