Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 39.7% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,100.

spend 28.6% more on taxes


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

Life

be 85.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In United Kingdom, 9.0 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 32.4% less children


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

Basic Needs

be 75.2% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In United Kingdom, about 94.8% 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 United Kingdom, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. United Kingdom spends 5.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 5.6 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.

United Kingdom: At a glance

United Kingdom (sometimes abbreviated UK) is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 241,930 sq km. The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010.

How big is United Kingdom 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, HM Revenue & Customs.

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