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

Health

live 5.1 years less

In France, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 29.7% less likely to be unemployed

In France, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.

pay a 30.3% lower top tax rate

France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 75.5% less money

France has a GDP per capita of $42,000 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.

be 83.8% more likely to live below the poverty line

In France, 13.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.

Life

have 41.1% more children

In France, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 7.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 5.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In France, approximately 3.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 18.1 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 23.5% less likely to have internet access

In France, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 24.1% less on education

France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ecuador spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 29.7% less on healthcare

France spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 53.9% less coastline

France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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.
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