Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of Faroe Islands, you would:

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 71.2% less money


Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

Life

have 14.1% more children


In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 15.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 41.3% less likely to have internet access


In Faroe Islands, approximately 97.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 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 Faroe Islands? 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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