Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 75.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Russia, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ecuador, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 6.0 years longer

In Russia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (65 years for men, 77 years for women). In Ecuador, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 13.9% less likely to be obese

In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Ecuador, that number is 19.9% of people.


be 16.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Russia, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6%.

make 58.6% less money

Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,800, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes

Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


have 62.7% more children

In Russia, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Ecuador, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Russia, approximately 25.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ecuador, 64.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Russia, approximately 6.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 16.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.2% less likely to have internet access

In Russia, approximately 76.4% of the population has internet access. In Ecuador, about 54.1% do.

be 10.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Russia, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 91% in rural areas). In Ecuador, that number is 87% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).


spend 31.6% more on education

Russia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.6% more on healthcare

Russia spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ecuador, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 94.1% less coastline

Russia has a total of 37,653 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 Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.


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