Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.6 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 38.6% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

be 19.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

Life

be 43.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Philippines, approximately 114.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 23.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

have 24.5% less children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 85.2% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 95.7% more on healthcare


Philippines spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 93.8% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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