Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of New Zealand, you would:
be 35.4% less likely to be obese
In New Zealand, 30.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
live 5.0 years less
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 75.7% less money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $42,400 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.
be 38.3% more likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
have 28.7% more children
In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 6.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 5.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In New Zealand, approximately 3.4 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.
be 29.3% less likely to have internet access
In New Zealand, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 31.7% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ecuador spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 19.6% less on healthcare
New Zealand spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 85.2% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 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
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