Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Spain instead of Ecuador, you would:
live 5.0 years longer
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
be 19.6% more likely to be obese
In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people as of 2016.
make 3.5 times more money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $36,200 as of 2020.
be 17.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ecuador, 25.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Spain, however, that number is 20.7% as of 2018.
be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 93.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Spain, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 56.7% fewer children
In Ecuador, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 43.1% more likely to have internet access
In Ecuador, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Spain, about 93.0% do as of 2020.
spend 16.7% more on healthcare
Ecuador spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 9.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.2 times more coastline
Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Spain: At a glance
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