Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Mexico, you would:
live 5.2 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 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 31.1% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
be 40.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.
make 42.5% less money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.
be 63.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
have 21.4% more children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 78.8% more likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 52.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 11.9 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.
spend 44.4% more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 76.0% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Ecuador, that number is 2,237 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ecuador: At a glance
How big is Ecuador compared to Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.