Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 19.1% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 29.2% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 34.3% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 10.5% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.5% more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 86.6% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 35.3% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.3 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.

Ecuador: At a glance

Ecuador is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 276,841 sq km. What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 30 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period was marred by political instability. Protests in Quito contributed to the mid-term ouster of three of Ecuador's last four democratically elected presidents. In late 2008, voters approved a new constitution, Ecuador's 20th since gaining independence. General elections were held in February 2013, and voters re-elected President Rafael CORREA.

How big is Ecuador compared to El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.


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