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

Health

live 6.7 years longer

In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 42.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

make 16.1% less money

Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $13,700 as of 2018, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

pay a 3.5 times higher top tax rate

Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 21.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Mongolia, approximately 19.2 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.

be 31.1% more likely to die during childbirth

In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 22.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Mongolia, approximately 82% of people have electricity access (96% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Mongolia, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Mongolia, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 59% 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 22.0% more on education

Mongolia spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, General Department of National Taxation.

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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