Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 47.7% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people.

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 41.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 89.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 72.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 42.5% less children


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

Basic Needs

be 66.0% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

be 14.8% 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 Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 13.0% more on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 90.3 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada 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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