Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 43.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

spend 63.1% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 84.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 32.4% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% 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 Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.3% more on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 43.9% more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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