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

Health

be 16.6% less likely to be obese

In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lesotho, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

be 59.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Ecuador, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Lesotho, that number is 23.6% of people as of 2018.

live 24.5 years less

In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Lesotho, that number is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate

Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Lesotho, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 71.3% less money

Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2017, while in Lesotho, the GDP per capita is $3,300 as of 2017.

be 6.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1% as of 2014.

Life

have 36.5% more children

In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lesotho, there are 23.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 9.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lesotho, 544.0 women do as of 2017.

be 14.4% less likely to be literate

In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 92.8% as of 2017. In Lesotho, it is 79.4% as of 2015.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ecuador, approximately 15.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lesotho, on the other hand, 41.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 70.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Ecuador, approximately 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Lesotho, that number is 30% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 49.4% less likely to have internet access

In Ecuador, approximately 57.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lesotho, about 29.0% do as of 2018.

be 16.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ecuador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Lesotho, that number is 78% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 28.0% more on education

Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Lesotho spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

Lesotho: At a glance

Lesotho is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 30,355 sq km. Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled the country during its first two decades. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and was reinstated in 1995 and subsequently succeeded by his son, King LETSIE III, in 1996. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Batswana military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Subsequent constitutional reforms restored relative political stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002, but the National Assembly elections of February 2007 were hotly contested and aggrieved parties disputed how the electoral law was applied to award proportional seats in the Assembly. In May 2012, competitive elections involving 18 parties saw Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas THABANE form a coalition government - the first in the country's history - that ousted the 14-year incumbent, Pakalitha MOSISILI, who peacefully transferred power the following month.
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