Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Vanuatu, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 26.6% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people.

Economy

be 63.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Vanuatu, that number is 1.7%.

make 76.5% less money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

Life

be 12.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 14.4 children do.

have 34.1% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Vanuatu, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 21.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Vanuatu, 78.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 72.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Vanuatu, that number is 27% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 55.6% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Vanuatu, about 24.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 45.7% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Vanuatu, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

spend 10.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Vanuatu spends 5.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 13.0% more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Vanuatu, that number is 2,528 km.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu 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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