Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

spend 42.9% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

be 28.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

Life

be 85.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 76.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 43.6% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 61.2% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% 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 Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.4% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

spend 10.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Estonia spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 69.6% more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

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


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

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