If you lived in Ecuador instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 3.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2020.

live 15.4 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 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 2.1 times more likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $3,400 as of 2020, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $10,300 as of 2020.

be 84.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Ecuador, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.

be 38.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Republic of the Congo, 40.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Ecuador, however, that number is 25.0% as of 2019.

Life

be 84.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.6% more likely to be literate

In Republic of the Congo, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Ecuador, it is 93.6% as of 2020.

be 62.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 47.9 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.

have 48.3% fewer children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ecuador, there are 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 34.7% more likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 72% of people have electricity access (89% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2019.

be 7.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 9.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Ecuador, about 65.0% do as of 2020.

be 13.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 95% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 3.7 times more on healthcare

Republic of the Congo spends 2.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ecuador, that number is 7.8% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 13.2 times more coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 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

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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