Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Fiji, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 51.8% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people.

Economy

spend 42.9% less on taxes


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

make 14.8% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 19.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Fiji, that number is 5.5%.

Life

be 53.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Fiji, 30.0 women do.

be 42.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Fiji, on the other hand, 9.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.1% 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 Fiji, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas).

be 39.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Fiji, that number is 59% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 14.0% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Fiji, about 46.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 51.1% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 49.5% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Fiji. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this