Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 91.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ecuador, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 8.5 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

be 88.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate


Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 82.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.9% more likely to be literate


In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In Ecuador, it is 92.8% as of 2017.

be 49.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 29.8 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.

have 37.5% fewer children


In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ecuador, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 78.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, approximately 56% of people have electricity access (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

be 38.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 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 Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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