Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Ecuador, you would:
be 68.8% less likely to be obese
In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 1.4 years less
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 59.2% more money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 36.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 97.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ecuador, 25.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 50.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 62.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 39.6% fewer children
In Ecuador, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 14.6% less on education
Ecuador spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 30.8% less on healthcare
Ecuador spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 6.5 times more coastline
Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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