Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 12.1% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 17.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

spend 35.7% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 90.6% less likely to die during childbirth


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

be 79.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 52.0% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 65.6% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% 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 Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 22.8% more on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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