Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Ecuador, you would:
live 5.8 years longer
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
be 10.1% more likely to be obese
In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 4.5 times more money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 39.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
pay a 32.3% higher top tax rate
Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 93.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 15.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 21.8% fewer children
In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 72.9% more likely to have internet access
In Ecuador, approximately 57.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 50.0% more on education
Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Iceland: At a glance
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