Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 14.8% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 41.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 14.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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