Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Germany, you would:
be 10.8% less likely to be obese
In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
live 4.0 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 26.3% lower top tax rate
Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 79.8% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,900 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.
be 14.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 68.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 14.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.
have 81.2% more children
In Germany, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 8.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 5.7 times more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.2 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.
be 27.8% less likely to have internet access
In Germany, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 18.0% less on education
Germany spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ecuador spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 33.3% less on healthcare
Germany spends 11.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Ecuador: At a glance
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