Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Ecuador, you would:
live 5.2 years less
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 45.2% more likely to be obese
In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 73.8% more money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 38.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
be 67.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ecuador, 25.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
be 44.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 34.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2022.
have 17.6% fewer children
In Ecuador, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 10.8% more likely to have internet access
In Ecuador, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 30.8% less on healthcare
Ecuador spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 4.2 times more coastline
Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Mexico: At a glance
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