Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

live 0.9 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 25.2% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 25.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 33.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 25.7% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.2% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

spend 14.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 92.9% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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