Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


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

Economy

make 4.3 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 26.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

spend 59.4% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 90.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 75.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 41.3% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 79.3% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

be 15.1% 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 Denmark, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 52.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Denmark spends 7.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.4% more on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

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


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

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