Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 80.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Guinea, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ecuador, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 16.0 years longer

In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese

In Guinea, 7.7% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 5.8 times more money

Guinea has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

spend 12.5% less on taxes

Guinea has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

be 64.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Guinea, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.


be 90.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guinea, approximately 679.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 67.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Guinea, approximately 50.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

be 3.1 times more likely to be literate

In Guinea, the literacy rate is 30.4%. In Ecuador, it is 94.4%.

have 49.0% less children

In Guinea, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Guinea, 26% of people have electricity access (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 5.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Guinea, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 13.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Guinea, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).


spend 2.1 times more on education

Guinea spends 2.4% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 64.3% more on healthcare

Guinea spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 7.0 times more coastline

Guinea has a total of 320 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 Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.


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