Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 56.3% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

spend 3.5 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 16.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

be 5.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 29.6% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.1 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

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 Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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