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


live 5.2 years longer

In Kyrgyzstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 77 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 19.9% more likely to be obese

In Kyrgyzstan, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.


make 2.2 times more money

Kyrgyzstan has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.

be 79.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Kyrgyzstan, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.

be 24.4% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Kyrgyzstan, 20.1% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.


be 29.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 25.7 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.

have 15.8% fewer children

In Kyrgyzstan, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 18.2% more likely to have internet access

In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.


spend 24.1% less on education

Kyrgyzstan spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Ecuador spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 73.3% more on healthcare

Kyrgyzstan spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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