Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

spend 61.4% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.

Life

be 84.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

be 73.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 49.7% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% 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 Portugal, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 19.8% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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