Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.2 years longer


In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 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 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.2 times more money


Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

pay a 75.0% higher top tax rate


Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 82.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.1% more likely to be literate


In Madagascar, the literacy rate is 74.8% as of 2018. In Ecuador, it is 92.8% as of 2017.

be 60.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Madagascar, approximately 37.8 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 43.1% fewer children


In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 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 4.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Madagascar, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (67% in urban areas, and 17% 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 5.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

be 69.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% 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.

Expenditures

spend 78.6% more on education


Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 53.7% less coastline


Madagascar has a total of 4,828 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 Madagascar? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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