Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

spend 48.6% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.

Life

be 89.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

be 78.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 39.1% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 67.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Netherlands, about 90.4% do.

be 15.1% 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 Netherlands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 10.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Netherlands spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.5% more on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 79.8% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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