Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


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

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

Life

be 23.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

have 10.1% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 42.3% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 14.5% 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 Guam, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 94.4% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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