Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 10.4% less likely to be obese


In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

live 4.0 years less


In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 46.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 32.2% less on taxes


Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

make 74.0% less money


Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

Life

have 67.3% more children


In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 21.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 6.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 38.3% less likely to have internet access


In Finland, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 13.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Finland, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.6% less on education


Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 79.0% more coastline


Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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