Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Japan, you would:
live 7.3 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2022. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.6 times more likely to be obese
In Japan, 4.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
pay a 37.4% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 75.1% less money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $41,400 as of 2019, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Japan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 55.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.
have 2.4 times more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 11.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Japan, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 9.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 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 Japan, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 27.1% less on healthcare
Japan spends 10.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 28.1% more on education
Japan spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ecuador spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 92.5% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, National Tax Agency Japan.
Ecuador: At a glance
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