Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Norway, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 16.1% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Norway, that number is 23.1% of people.

Economy

make 6.2 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Norway, the GDP per capita is $71,800.

be 13.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Norway, that number is 4.0%.

spend 10.1% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Norway, the top tax rate is 38.5%.

Life

be 92.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Norway, 5.0 women do.

be 84.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Norway, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

have 31.8% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Norway, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 79.9% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Norway, about 97.3% 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 Norway, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Norway spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 11.2 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Norway, that number is 25,148 km.

Norway: At a glance

Norway is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 304,282 sq km. Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU. Key domestic issues include immigration and integration of ethnic minorities, maintaining the country's extensive social safety net with an aging population, and preserving economic competitiveness.

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


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

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