Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 years less


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

be 22.6% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Croatia, that number is 24.4% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

spend 34.9% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.

Life

be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Croatia, 8.0 women do.

be 43.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Croatia, on the other hand, 9.3 children do.

have 50.3% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 34.4% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Croatia, about 72.7% do.

be 14.6% 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 Croatia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 15.2% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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