Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 91.7% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 91.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

spend 45.8% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 72.1% more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.9% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 92.3% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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