Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.3% less likely to be obese


In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

live 3.7 years less


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 31.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

pay a 27.1% lower top tax rate


Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 84.3% less money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

Life

have 30.8% more children


In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 11.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ireland, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 15.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 32.2% less likely to have internet access


In Ireland, approximately 84.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 35.1% more on education


Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 54.5% more coastline


Ireland has a total of 1,448 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 Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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