Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ecuador instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 9.7 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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

make 3.1 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.

pay a 16.7% lower top tax rate


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

be 84.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 59.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 44.5% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2% as of 2015. In Ecuador, it is 92.8% as of 2017.

be 54.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 33.2 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.

have 24.4% fewer children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 22.5 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 Papua New Guinea, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (73% in urban areas, and 16% 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 5.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 11.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ecuador, about 57.3% do as of 2018.

be 2.2 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 43% of people have improved drinking water access (89% 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.

Geography

see 56.6% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea.

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