Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 12.6% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Macedonia, that number is 22.4% of people.

Economy

make 29.6% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Macedonia, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

spend 71.4% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Macedonia, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

be 5.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Macedonia, that number is 23.4%.

Life

be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Macedonia, 8.0 women do.

be 54.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macedonia, on the other hand, 7.4 children do.

have 36.3% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Macedonia, there are 11.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.4% 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 Macedonia, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.3% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Macedonia, that number is 6.5% of GDP.

Macedonia: At a glance

Macedonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 25,433 sq km. Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations, but the issue of the name remained unresolved and negotiations for a solution are ongoing. Since 2004, the US and over 130 other nations have recognized Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia. Ethnic Albanian grievances over perceived political and economic inequities escalated into an insurgency in 2001 that eventually led to the internationally brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting and established guidelines for constitutional amendments and the creation of new laws that enhanced the rights of minorities. Although Macedonia became an EU candidate in 2005, the country still faces challenges, including fully implementing the Framework Agreement, improving relations with Bulgaria, carrying out democratic reforms, and stimulating economic growth and development. Macedonia's membership in NATO was blocked by Greece at the Alliance's Summit of Bucharest in 2008.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Public Revenue Office, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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