Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.8 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 19.6% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 92.2% less likely to die during childbirth


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

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 48.6% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 49.0% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% 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 Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 14.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2.2 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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