Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cook Islands instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cook Islands, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Cook Islands, that number is 55.9% of people.

Economy

make 45.2% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1%.

Life

be 20.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cook Islands, on the other hand, 13.0 children do.

have 21.8% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cook Islands, there are 14.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.0% 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 Cook Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 63.0% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cook Islands, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 94.6% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook Islands 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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