Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.0 years longer

In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 34.1% less likely to be obese

In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 17.3% more money

Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 16.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Fiji, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 75.0% more on taxes

Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Fiji, approximately 30.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 72.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Fiji, approximately 9.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.4% more likely to have access to electricity

In Fiji, 59% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 16.3% more likely to have internet access

In Fiji, approximately 46.5% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.


spend 28.2% more on education

Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.0 times more on healthcare

Fiji spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 98.1% more coastline

Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.


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