Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.5 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Kiribati, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people.

Economy

make 82.6% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

be 6.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6%.

Life

have 18.4% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Kiribati, there are 21.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kiribati, 90.0 women do.

be 95.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kiribati, on the other hand, 32.1 children do.

Basic Needs

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 Kiribati, that number is 59% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 74.7% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Kiribati, about 13.7% do.

be 23.0% less 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 Kiribati, that number is 67% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 10.9% more on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kiribati, that number is 10.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 48.9% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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